HRCSD Staff and Community,
I know I speak for all the educators in Hood River County in an expression of sadness and concern for every person affected by today's fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College. Our thoughts are with the students, families, and educators in Douglas County at this difficult time.
Horrific events such as these heighten our awareness and attention about our own practices to maximize safety as well as our readiness for the unthinkable here at home. Our school district regularly and frequently prepares for this type of terrible event by assuring individual schools perform practice drills during the year and coordinating these efforts with law enforcement. We also regularly meet with law enforcement and first responders to coordinate and create response plans for potential tragic events.
But today, our hearts are with the Umpqua Community College community.