Wells and Ogunquit first responders break for lunch with students

Post date: Jun 20, 2017 10:32:14 AM

In May, Wells Junior High School administrators sent an open, two-day invitation to “first responders” in Wells and Ogunquit to visit their school and have lunch with students. This was to be, as Principal Robert Griffin stated, “a positive, small thing to not only welcome them to our school, but to foster some positive interactions between students and them.” Griffin said that he and Assistant Principal A.J. Dufort had been considering ways to acknowledge and involve the community more at the school and so this gesture became a start towards that goal. Griffin said several police officers attended the first day and both fire and police personnel came for lunch the following day. “We enjoy having them here, and enjoy seeing the valuable positive relationships they are forming with our students,” said Griffin.

Sitting around a lunchroom table at Wells Junior High School on May 10th are members of the Wells Police Department visiting the school and having lunch with students. They are (l to r) Officer Chris Baez, Det. Joseph LaBier, Det. Cpl. Timothy Cetrano and Animal Control Officer Jackie LaLiberte.

From left to right is Lt. Kevin Chabot, Lt. Gerald Congdon and School Resource Officer John Riegel, all from the Wells Police Department having lunch with students at Wells Junior High School on May 10, 2017