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Posted on: January 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Elmhurst Police and School District Partner to Ensure Students Safety

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Elmhurst, IL — Elmhurst Police and District 205 take serious measures to ensure the safety of all Elmhurst students through constant communication and ongoing support. The partnership between both entities involves the ongoing commitment to remain connected and proactive before, during, and after all incidents that involve District 205 students.

Support includes Elmhurst Police presence at York High School at all times. School Resource Officers (SROs) are full-time police officers that work as a constant liaison between the Elmhurst Police and District 205 School Administration. These officers are trained to handle issues that involve youth. The officers are not only stationed at York High School, but have an ongoing presence at all District 205 Schools. Elmhurst Police and District 205 Administration also meet regularly for disaster preparedness training.

In response to incorrect speculations on social media and concerning questions and comments to both entities regarding an off-campus incident involving a York High School student, both District 205 and Elmhurst Police have emphasized that the safety of York High School students has in no way been compromised and York High school remains a safe and positive learning environment for its students.

"We enjoy a terrific relationship with the Elmhurst Police Department, and that could not have been more apparent than in the last couple of days. Thanks to the exceptional work and collaboration of our police officers and school administrators, there was no time when the safety of District 205 students or employees was compromised,” said Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer.

“Learning has continued uninterrupted. I personally walked through many classrooms this morning and found our students to be safe, comfortable, engaged, and learning. In addition, our teachers were doing their usual exceptional job. I would also like to extend thanks to the many parents who have reached out to us in support of our efforts."


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