We want to reassure you that student safety remains Anoka-Hennepin School District's first priority. School administrators have put a lot of work into safety planning and have provided staff with crisis training. Anoka-Hennepin has a district crisis team based on a federal model and each school building has a crisis team with specific roles for key staff.
Each school crisis team meets regularly to evaluate their crisis plan and each school conducts several lockdown drills throughout the year to ensure all school staff know what to do. After each drill, they meet to discuss how the drill went and to make improvements if needed.
We work closely with local law enforcement on a regular basis so they are prepared if called to respond to a crisis.
After each tragedy such as this, federal law enforcement makes recommendations for improving safety practices. Our lockdown drills and much of our crisis planning is the result of those recommendations. Any new recommendations that may come from this recent tragedy will also be added to our plans if necessary.
We want to reassure you that our schools remain safe and we will do our utmost to protect the children entrusted to us.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Principal Mike Farley at (763)506-6201.