Walled Lake School statement on security

Published On: Dec 17 2012 01:25:16 PM EST

We are not doing anything different in our schools this week. Safety and security is and always has been a priority in Walled Lake Schools.

We review our safety and security procedures regularly; and principals are reviewing procedures and processes with staff and students.

Although we have constant communication with the law enforcement departments that encompass our District, (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, the West Bloomfield, Novi, Walled Lake, Wixom, White Lake, Orchard Lake and Wolverine Police Departments), without us asking them, many of them have been at our schools this morning. We are so grateful to have exemplary relationships with all of them and we will continue to work with them to discuss safety.

We are reassuring any children that need to be reassured and using age-appropriate resources.

One of many possible causes of such a tragedy may be unstable individuals suffering from various mental illnesses.

We remain committed to being vigilant about safety; to review our safety procedures; to do whatever we can to ensure safety; but, at the same time, we do not want to scare, or cause undue concern to, our students and families by enacting new procedures/processes that are not recommended by our local law enforcement officials.  We will continue to collaborate with our local law enforcement officials and each other.

Judy Evola, Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Walled Lake Western HS presents Dennis Liegghio
Walled Lake Western is proud to present an evening of discussion with Dennis Liegghio entitled "Overcoming Depression and Thoughts of Suicide". Join us Dec 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walled Lake Western High School Media Center (600 Beck Road, Walled Lake, MI).

This will be an evening of frank conversation intended to empower parents and students to ultimately save lives. Those in attendance will learn how to convey the crucial message to ask for help when struggling and connect those in need to available resources. All members of the community are welcome.

Dennis Liegghio is a professional speaker, the founder of KnowResolve and the author of “Building a Foundation for Happiness” a free eBook published at www.detourproject.org. Since 2007, Dennis has spoken nationally to more than 36,000 teens and young adults at universities, churches, high schools and middle schools.

Learn more about Dennis at www.knowresolve.org. Read his blog detourproject.org.