HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - There was no school in Newtown, Connecticut Monday. District administrators are meeting with teachers and staff in an effort to prepare them for the returning students who will have questions about the shooting.
Administrators in western Massachusetts are taking action, and talking safety.
Hadley's Interim Superintendent of Schools Donna Moyer told 22News crisis teams in both the elementary school and Hopkins Academy met this morning. She says the 400 students at the academy met in small groups of 10 after homeroom and spoke with counselors about the shooting.
"There was a prepared statement that pretty much went over the sadness that people feel, the shock, and the anger. Three quarters of the discussion revolved around what students and we could do to keep our school as safe as reasonably possible," said Moyer inside her Russell Street office.
Moyer told 22News visitors must be buzzed-in by the front office. Hadley administrators reminded students to not leave doors propped open and be more aware.
Counselors will be available if students need support. Moyer says they will be reviewing emergency lock-down procedures with Hadley's Police and Fire Departments.
The district has lock-down drills frequently, with one just last month.