Informing you of a serious incident today at Edward Kemble
Dear Sac City Families,
We are writing to inform you about a serious incident that happened at Edward Kemble Elementary today. Staff were alerted by students that a classmate brought a weapon to school. Staff immediately began to investigate and found a gun and an accessible loaded magazine in the desk of a 2nd grade student. Staff then called police who secured the weapon and opened an investigation. The District will cooperate with law enforcement as the investigation proceeds.
We are grateful that this incident did not result in a tragedy such as those that districts have experienced, including today’s tragic and senseless mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. This is due in large part to the bravery and awareness of the students who came forward and alerted staff at Kemble today.
Let’s work together and use this incident as a reminder of the importance of “See something, say something”. As you hug your child tighter tonight, we encourage you to remind them that when they see a threat or a potentially dangerous situation, they must tell a trusted member of their school community.
It is our promise to you that we will do all that we can to learn from today’s experience so that we can keep your child and our schools safe.
As you know, the emotional effects of a traumatic event of this magnitude can directly impact our students. The National Association of School Psychologists notes that there are effective ways to help students cope with such events. If needed, please find resources here.