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Sandy Hook's former superintendent and a Newtown police lieutenant will speak in Mt. Pleasant


A former Sandy Hook superintendent and a Newtown police lieutenant will share their experiences at the Schools, Educators, Police, Liaison Association (SEPLA) conference in Mount Pleasant, June 18-20.

Both Janet Robinson, the former Sandy Hook superintendent, and Lieutenant Richard Robinson of the Newtown Police Department were involved in the emergency response to the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December.

The conference is open to school administrators and emergency responders. In addition to guest speakers, the conference will offer training sessions and discussion groups. 

Brad Devereaux of MLive reports: 

Lt. Richard Robinson of the Newtown Department of Police Services Technical Services Bureau will speak from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 19, on "A response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting" including opening and taking command of the emergency operations center and processing the crime scene, according to event information. Former Sandy Hook Supt. Janet Robinson, Ph.D., will talk about her perspective of the incident from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

Here Robinson recounts that terrible day in her testimony on gun violence prevention to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on January 16, 2013:


-Julia Field, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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