|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, January 19, 2007|
|Contact:||Heidi P. Guarino 781-338-3106|
Statement from Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll On The Fatal Stabbing Of A Lincoln-Sudbury High School Student:
MALDEN - What happened at Lincoln-Sudbury today is everyone’s worst nightmare. This appears to have been an isolated incident between two students, but it is still a horrific tragedy and will have a lasting impact on both students, faculty and the community.
The presence of violence in our society today is almost incomprehensible. It is only made worse when it occurs between young people and impacts the lives of our children. A tragedy of this magnitude defies explanation.
Fortunately, the school and local authorities were well prepared and responded immediately. As a result, no one else was injured, the school was put into temporary lockdown quickly, and the entire student body was sent home safely soon after.
Right now our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim of this incident, as well as the family of the alleged attacker. It is critical that we do more to protect our children from experiencing or witnessing violence of this magnitude in their schools and communities.