Reaction from Fair Haven Union High School


Fair Haven Union High School seemed very, ordinary Friday. Classes were in session and there were no police present.

The school provided a press release from superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell, and asked all media to stay off the campus.

“Safety and security of students is always first and foremost on the minds of school administration and law enforcement. We will continue to ensure all of our students feel safe in our school buildings,” the press release stated.

Extra counseling will be available next week during vacation, Monday to Friday, 9-11am (with the exception of Wednesday, which is all day).

One man we spoke to on Friday was glad this was caught before it was too late.

“Certainly more funding has to go towards mental illness, and certainly the gun issue is a huge issue and it’s a shame. Our leaders in our country and people like the NRA haven’t come to grips with the situation. At least say certain guns that are automatic/ semi automatic are not needed in the hands of anybody in America,” said Jim Whitman.

Jack Sawyer, 18, of Poultney, Vermont was arraigned in Rutland County Superior Court Friday. There he pled not guilty to several charges, including attempted first degree murder and attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sawyer is expected back in court in the next couple of weeks.

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