READING, Pa. — “Our ideas and prayers with the households,” the principal of Studying Excessive Faculty Waldo Alvarado stated to the Governor Mifflin Group.
Governor Mifflin Excessive Faculty closed its doorways for in individual courses for the remainder of the week following a lethal taking pictures at a playground involving a number of college students within the district.
18-year-old Amiere Bibbs was killed and three others had been damage. Police say there have been many others on the scene.
“We’re nonetheless seeking to establish who the people are that introduced firearms and had been engaged within the taking pictures there… we’re nonetheless attempting to establish the variety of people firing photographs,” Studying Police Chief Richard Tornielli stated.
The incident shook the Governor Mifflin space. Studying Excessive, which has had earlier tragedies in its district, has a plan in place to maneuver into motion when one thing does happen.
“So we now have a disaster crew right here of counselors that they may get collectively and they’ll devise emergency plans to be out there for the scholars,” Alvarado stated.
The district additionally has further workers available who monitor exercise and are additionally there for college kids if there’s an issue.
“Like fights and violence you recognize we maintain telling them there are adults on this constructing that basically care about you,” Alvarado stated.
Within the wake of the taking pictures, two church buildings in Shillington have opened their doorways to anybody in want. The Studying police division says it is targeted on interviewing witnesses … and dealing to get weapons off the streets
“It is a precedence we now have in investigations, ” Tonielli stated, “figuring out the supply of the firearms which can be coming into town and the way they’re being distributed all through town.”