November 25, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the events that unfolded yesterday morning at Hendersonville Middle School. While we have protocols and response plans in place for any crisis or tragic act of violence on a school campus, we certainly hoped we would never have to put them into action.
I want to thank the staff of HMS, local law enforcement, and emergency personnel for their swift, seamless, and courageous response to the shooting. We truly have the best of the best in Henderson County. This incident is still an active investigation.
As more information comes in, district leadership and school system staff will work with investigators to further continue our deliberate efforts to increase student and staff safety each day moving forward.
My heart goes out to the victim of this senseless act, and the students and families who are feeling fear and uncertainty in the aftermath. We remain resolute in our commitment to providing the safest learning environments possible for every child under our care.
Chair of Henderson County Board of Education