Wareham superintendent shares sympathies after Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood shared a letter to families Wednesday morning detailing the schools’ sympathy for those affected by yesterday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and reviewing Wareham’s safety procedures. 

“The safety of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority,” Shaver-Hood wrote. “Our safety procedures are reviewed and updated regularly. In addition, we value our close working relationship with the Wareham Police Department, as officers are in our buildings daily.”

Police officer Calib LaRue confirmed earlier Wednesday that he and a few other officers were in the elementary school this morning, though there’s been no indication of a threat to Wareham students.

“If your child needs support in processing this tragic event, please reach out to your child’s counselor,” Shaver-Hood wrote.

She also shared a link to information from the National Association of School Psychologists on “Talking to Children about Violence.”

The shooting left 19 children and two teachers dead after a gunman entered Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.