The Bourbonnais Township Park District and Sorensen-Wilder and Associates held their Emergency Preparedness Leadership Conference yesterday.
Retired Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis was the keynote speaker and said the aftermath of a tragedy never goes away.
DeAngelis says he is often asked when it all goes back to normal but he says it never does and they have to redefine what normal is. DeAngelis adds that is why he continues to speak on the importance of preparedness at events so he can warn people of the effects and that a tragedy can indeed happen to them.
DeAngelis was serving as principal when the mass shooting occurred at Columbine on April 20, 1999.