Santa Rosa Schools Superintendent asks for patience during implementation of “inconvenient” safety measures

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Staff reports

Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick just issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting:

“The past 48 hours have been difficult and filled with action. In light of the Parkland, Florida school shooting I have directed staff to conduct of review our readiness. Through this review we have generated some immediate steps for schools to take. Although not comprehensive, they are a good start. These actions will create an inconvenience for parents, teachers and students but are necessary for school safety. I would appreciate your patience as we work through some needed changes. Additionally, I have developed a task force to address school safety. Members from the Gulf Breeze and Milton Police Department, our school board, and the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Department will meet with on February 26th as a task force to develop both immediate and future actions. From this task force we will develop a comprehensive plan to look at school safety. I will communicate with you as this process unfolds. Thank you for your patience and understanding. But most of all, thank you for the support of our teachers and students in our schools.”

Wyrosdick did not elaborate about what safety measures are planned.