On Tuesday evening, about 100 East Haddam residents braved the cold to attend an informational meeting held at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium to discuss and ask questions about the recent crime activity in town, as well as the school district's safety procedures and protocols following the Newtown tragedy.
The panel included First Selectman Mark Walter, Toni McCabe of Youth and Family Services, School Superintendent Mary Beth Iacobelli, BOE Chair Nancy Haslam, Emergency Management Director Craig Mansfield, TFC Jeffrey Rhoades, TFC Ian Hawes and all three school principals. Additional school officials were also in the audience, along with State Representative Melissa Ziobron.
Issues discussed included the nature of the recent crimes, what town officials are currently doing and how residents can help protect themselves and their neighbors.
Additionally, there was a lengthy discussion on school security procedures currently in place, as well as ideas on how to improve those measures.
Stay tuned to Patch later today for a full report on the meeting.