Oregon school officials emphasize safety

Oregon school officials emphasize safety

Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.

In his January message, Oregon’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Rob Saxton says that the state’s children are safer in schools than almost anywhere else. But his message emphasizes that adults and children have a role in that safety, saying “our greatest protection against this type of violence is a network of trust and vigilance.”

Some Oregon school districts that were still operating after the Connecticut shootings canceled classes last month in the face of rumors, threats, and student anxiety.

Read more at OPB.

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