The Wellesley High School administration has given families a heads up that active shooter training will be held with students and faculty on the morning of Monday, June 10.
WHS will work with the Wellesley Police Department on the exercise, which will take place in actual classes instead of advisory like the last time this was done. A video will not be shown this time around.
Following the exercise, students will return to classes to collect their books, then go to advisory to debrief.
“When I wrote to you in the fall I was under the impression we would only be discussing active shooter practices with students this spring,” writes Principal Jamie Chisum, “but as a district, we decided along with our colleagues at the Wellesley Police Department, that it would be best to do an actual lockdown and evacuation drill with the school.”
As in the fall, there is an option for students to opt out, and they will not be counted as absent.
Dr. Chisum asserted that he feels WHS is a safe place.