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Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Peabody Police Department

On behalf of the YMCA of Metro North, I want to thank the Peabody Police Department, our Peabody YMCA members and members of our community for acting so quickly when we had a child leave their parent’s side and our building on Monday, April 1.

The safety and wellbeing of our members and guests who use our facilities is always our top priority. We are grateful to the Peabody YMCA staff who responded quickly and appropriately when our member alerted them that their 11-year old child had decided to leave the building without parental permission.

We are so relieved for this member and their family that the child was found quickly and unharmed. We are also taking a careful look internally to determine if there are additional measures that we can take to further secure our building.

Thank you again to the Peabody Police Department and our YMCA staff and members for working together for a happy outcome.


Kathleen Walsh

President & CEO

YMCA of Metro North

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