Superintendent Paul Cordeiro of the Newhall School District and Captain Robert Lewis with the SCV Sheriff’s Station met with officials from various schools Friday morning in order to better prepare for any unexpected circumstances happening around SCV’s children. “This is a partnership between us and you,” said Lewis. “As law enforcement, our job is to prepare you, and we want to prepare you for the unexpected.” Cordeiro reached out to the SCV Sheriff’s Station to arrange additional training for his staff at ten different elementary schools within the district. He wants to make sure that in case of an emergency lock down, his administrators and teachers know exactly what to do. Many schools hold prearranged lock down drills as School Resource Deputy Tom Drake explained.
“We’re going to start holding ‘impromptu’ drills at elementary schools, ” said Drake. “In real life you never know when staff is going to get a moment’s notice to lock down.”