Opposition statement on school evacuations
Charlottetown – Georgetown-St. Peters MLA and Opposition Education CriticSteven Myers today issued the following statement on the evacuation of Island schools:
“Like all Islanders I am relieved that students and staff were safely evacuated from Island schools this morning on such short notice. I want to thank the teachers, students, and law enforcement who responded so swiftly today. I also want to thank the parents for being so calm and cooperative during today’s frightening events and to thank the media for keeping the public informed.
Events like this remind us that the safety of our students, teachers and schools needs to be our first and foremost priority. With that in mind I would suggest that government work with law enforcement agencies to ensure all necessary steps are taken to satisfy any security or safety concerns before classes are resumed.”