Message from SBCUSD Vice President Abigail Medina:
Thank you to all our December 2nd First Responders for putting your life on the line for our community, which also included our well-trained San Bernardino City Unified School Police. With the guidance of our Chief Paulino, School Police, Emergency Management team and schools have been preparing for 3 years, since the terrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Ensuring our schools and communities are SAFE is one of our top priorities!
By RICHARD K. De ATLEY / STAFF WRITER and DAVID BAUMAN , DAVID BAUMAN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Excerpt from Press Enterprise Article:
SAN BERNARDINO - San Bernardino City Unified School District Vice President Abigail Medina, left, presents district police officer Roberto Arellano with a certificate of recognition, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2016, for his first-responder role during the San Bernardino mass shooting incident on December 2, 2015. Other board members, pictured from second, left, are Barbara Flores, Scott Wyatt, and Gwen Rodgers.
The San Bernardino City Unified School District honored its school police force Tuesday, Jan. 19 for their role in providing security and aid at the scene of the Dec. 2 terrorist shooting that killed 14 and left 22 wounded.
Detailed in interviews with the district’s police chief and three of his officers, the actions at the Inland Regional Center were a distillation of the law enforcement and first-responder training and cooperation that took place during that day.
“This community is our house,” said school district officer Roberto Arellano, 32. “It just hits home.”
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