TAVARES — Lake County School Superintendent Diane Kornegay issued a statement about the shooting in a Broward County High School that took the lives of at least 17 students and school workers and injured more than a dozen others:

Dear Lake County Schools Family,

We are all deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragedy in Broward County. As we learn more about what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we are considering our schools here in Lake and taking a closer look at our security procedures. So that we maintain the safest environment for our students and employees, we don’t publicly discuss the details of those procedures. But I want to assure you that measures are in place, we re-evaluate them regularly, and we work closely with law enforcement to ensure our efforts are well coordinated.

You can help by talking to your children about school safety. Please remind them that if they see or hear something troubling — a weapon, violent conversations in person or on social media, suspicious behavior, etc. — they should report it to an adult immediately. Also, remind them that pranks suggesting acts of violence are not funny. They are taken seriously and carry significant consequences for those involved. Lastly, let them know they can speak with counselors at school if they need to do so.

Please keep Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie and that district in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will do the same.

— Superintendent Diane Kornegay