Something Horrific Into Beautiful At Westview Elementary School

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the police department for their quick response to the alarm that was set off early Tuesday morning at Westview Elementary and for their quick apprehension of the crazed man that vandalized a beautiful school forcing it to be closed for the day.   

This despicable action caused the loss of a day of education for our children as well as frustration and a sense of personal violation for the teachers and administration.  The ripple effect of his destruction certainly caused much angst for our working parents in the community.  In the short time that it took him to do so much destruction, we are fortunate that he was apprehended quickly or it could have been catastrophic.

Also thank you to all of the folks from the different service team at the Hamilton County Department of Education for the wonderful job they did.  The men and women, as well as the teachers worked tirelessly into the night to put the school back into operation so that the children could return Wednesday without notice of too much disruption.  

As a result, the community came together Wednesday night encircling Westview obviously as a sign of their love and support.  How wonderful that something so horrific could turn into something so beautiful.

Donna Horn

School Board Rep. District 7

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