Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

Gov. Deval Patrick signs an executive order at the Whelan Elementary
School Library last Thursday – an order creating a task force
that will look into school safety plans statewide and report back
by the end of the summer. Also shown are Whelan Student Council
members Ryan Doucette, John Hurley and Alana Nelson – as
well as Susan B. Anthony Middle School Principal Joanne Willett.

The Whelan School Library served as the backdrop for Gov. Deval Patrick to sign an Executive Order last Thursday morning calling for a state task force on school safety and security.

The task force would be made up of numerous state cabinet members – from public safety to human services – and would report its findings and a model plan to the governor this summer.

“It breaks all of our hearts that along with all of the good being done in our classrooms, we also have to think of the horrors of what we recently saw in classrooms in New Mexico and previously in other states,” said the governor.

Seth Daniel :

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