Sergeant Tim Erdman and Detective Rich Wistocki Presentations
Important Announcement For All School Families
The State of Illinois passed a bill this past year which has become a requirement for schools who are recognized by the State.
The law is as follows:
Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year, meaning the 2019-2020 school year. Pursuant to the amendment, these drills are to be conducted in order to evaluate the preparedness of school personnel and students in response to a school shooting threat, which has unfortunately become all too common in recent years.
This requirement previously provided that drills could be conducted on days and times when students were not present in the school building. Following the amendment, the Act now requires active shooter drills to be conducted on days and times when students are typically present in the school building, and the drills must involve participation from all personnel and students present at the school at the time of the drill. The Act does provide that administrators or school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt students from participation in the drill. Finally, the Act now provides that the appropriate local law enforcement agency must observe administration of the drill.
What does this mean for All Saints?
Since this is new to All Saints Catholic Academy this year, we have invited Sergeant Tim Erdman from the Naperville Police Department to address the parents about what to expect during the drill; and how to best speak to your children about the drill.
Sergeant Erdman will be at All Saints Catholic Academy on Wednesday, November 13th to train our staff after school; and will then come to speak to our ASCA parents on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. Sergeant Erdman’s presentation will take place just before Detective Wistocki’s presentation on Cyber Safety which will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Please be aware that our preschool students will not be involved in the active shooter portion of our drill; they will, however, take part in the lockdown portion of the drill. Also, note that all safety information presented to students with respect to the active shooter portion of our drill will be done in an age appropriate way.
All parents are strongly encouraged to attend these two presentations. Please note that students will NOT be allowed to attend either presentation or be in the building on the evening of November 19. This is a parent only presentation. Teachers will also be in attendance on the 19th.
Returning to ASCA in November – Detective Rich Wistocki
Tuesday, November 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Thank you to our All Saints Parents Association (ASPA) for sponsoring this event. Retired Naperville Police Department employee and child crime expert, Detective Richard Wistocki has dedicated his career to helping children by tirelessly pursuing, apprehending and prosecuting child predators; and he will be at All Saints on Tuesday, November 19 to help us!
We are living in a different age with our children than the world that we grew up in. Our children and young people have access to powerful technology and information as close as the palms of their hands.
We must be informed, vigilant, and engaged with our children and students to keep them safe in the cyber world that extends far beyond our home, school, and neighborhoods.
ASCA welcomes retired Naperville Police Department Detective and child crime expert, Detective Richard Wistocki, who has dedicated his career to helping children by tirelessly pursuing, apprehending and prosecuting child predators. As an active Cyber Crimes Detective, he educates Law Enforcement using cutting edge investigative techniques, and parents and students on responsible digital activity.
We need all school parents who are able to come, to be present to hear our speakers
in the ASCA School gym on Tuesday, November 19 from 6 - 8:30 PM.
More about Detective Wistocki –
- 30 year, decorated member of Law Enforcement
- Authored the State of Illinois Sexting Law
- Authored the State of Illinois Sexual Exploitation of a Child Law
- Member of The United States Secret Service Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force (CECTF)
- Member of The Illinois Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
- High Technology Crimes Detective, Naperville IL
- Formed the Will County Illinois States Attorney’s High Technology Crimes Unit that made over 90 sexual predator arrests in its first 3 ½ years.
- Created Juvenile Justice Online, a first of its kind diversion program redefining the future of positive juvenile reform.