[Update] A candlelight vigil will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows tonight at 8 p.m., according to the Simsbury Mom's Unite Facebook page.
Submitted by the Town of Simsbury
The Town of Simsbury today joins with people throughout the state and the nation in mourning the loss of innocent children and educators who were tragically killed this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
“We are heartbroken over this horrific event and our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families so devastated by this unimaginable shooting,” said First Selectman Mary Glassman.
Mrs. Glassman said the Town has contacted Newtown’s First Selectman Pat Llodra to offer assistance in any way during this difficult time. Mrs. Glassman also met with town and school officials to review Simsbury’s security protocols in the wake of the tragedy, including Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen, Supt. of Schools Matt Curtis and Deputy First Selectman John Hampton, chair of the Town’s Public Safety Committee. The Superintendent visited all Simsbury schools and has offered information to families on how to speak with children about coping with today’s sad events.
“The health and safety of our children remains our top priority,” said Mrs. Glassman. We will continue to review our policies and procedures to ensure we are providing the safest learning environment possible for our children.”
The Town has followed the Governor’s request to lower all flags in honor of the victims.