Our team and school community is deeply troubled by the events at East High School in which two staff members were injured with a firearm. We are in the process of reviewing our emergency management plan and seeking resources from DPS to continue to keep our students safe.
Please know that, when students are on our campus, the safety and security of our building is paramount. At any given time, on our shared campus, there are several adults monitoring our spaces and our doors to ensure students and staff are kept safe when they are here. We also maintain and monitor our doors via an entry control system that includes a high definition camera so that we are aware of who is entering and exiting the building. The most important thing that our team does and has done for many years is build positive relationships with our students to ensure that they know that, if something doesn’t feel right, we need to know about it and will respond immediately.
We know that events like these are frightening, upsetting and have tremendous impact throughout Denver Public Schools and the greater community. Below you will find resources for mental health support. If students need additional support, we have a team of mental health professionals with skills and resources to help them.
Thank you and please know that we are here for our students and our community. We stand with East High School and the entire Denver community as we work as hard as possible to keep our students and their families safe. Thank you for your commitment to supporting us in this work.