Philadelphia, January 9, 2019 – Senator Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) will join the Delaware County Black Caucus (DCBC) to call for an immediate response to a January 4, 2019 incident that occurred at Park Lane Elementary School.

“I stand with the parents and community members who have voiced their concerns about this incident. Parents and children of the William Penn School District deserve to know how this happened and how it will be prevented in the future,” said Williams.

“As elected officials, taxpayers, and parents, the Delaware County Black Caucus calls on William Penn School District to better protect the children of this community.”

The incident, which has caused concern within the local black community, has drawn attention to the inadequacies of the school’s existing protocols, policies, and safety support systems.

Chief Smythe of the Darby Borough will also join the senator and members of the DCBC to urge the William Penn School District to implement improved policies to better address school safety and communicate incidents to families.

What: Senator Williams joins Delaware County Black Caucus call for action from William Penn School District
Who: Sen. Williams, Delaware County Black Caucus (DCBC) members, Chief Smythe of Darby Borough
When: Wednesday January 9, 2019 6:00 PM
Where: Darby Borough Hall 1020 Ridge Ave Darby, PA

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