Thursday, December 20, 2012
According to WKYC, the man could face a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail.
After the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, last week, a Medina man updated his Facebook status in favor of the gunman, according to WKYC. Joseph Resovsky's status read, "I'm so happy somebody shot up all those little (expletive). Viva la School Shootings!!!!" WKYC reports. Resovsky is 20. The man said he was trying to make a point, but that point could get him a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail. Read more of WKYC's story here. In another incident, 33-year-old Virginia man Christopher Johnson wrote "High Powered Rifle" on a wood plank and walked into Sandy Hook Elementary in Shenandoah County, VA, News Channel 5 reports. The man was detained and no one was hurt, Channel 5 reports. What do you think of these incidents? Take our poll …
Monday, December 17, 2012
An expert shares advice for parents who are trying to explain the Newtown school shooting to their children.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, parents are wondering what to tell their children about what happened and how to help them process what they may be hearing from friends, on television and via social media. Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT is a child and family therapist and parenting consultant with a practice in Bellevue, WA. She says step one for parents is to “turn off the TV.” “We don’t want to have the TV playing in the background all the time. It isn’t helpful and the news is traumatizing for kids to watch.” For kids age 7 and younger Hutchinson says, “you want to shield them from the media coverage completely and parents should not initiate a conversation about the event because kids this age cannot make sense of …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tweets, Facebook posts on what people are talking about in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
For more updates, check Newtown Patch on Facebook and the Newtown Patch website. Tweet things about the shooting to @NEOPatch and they could be included in this feed. Also, leave comments about the situation on this story. Does this tragic event make you worry about sending your child to school here in Ohio?
Friday, December 14, 2012
There is a full statement available on the district’s website.
The Lakewood City School District has posted a message on its website about the school shooting Friday in Connecticut. “We are all saddened by the tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and our hearts go out to the victims, their families, staff, students and the Newtown community,” the message begins. According to the message, the district has a safety plan in place and works closely with the Lakewood Police. Students and staff practice a lockdown drill multiple times throughout the year, and the district’s buildings all have secured entrances and cameras. If students need help dealing with their emotions after the Connecticut shooting, parents are encouraged to reach out to their child’s school. …
Police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school. The president spoke to the nation Friday afternoon.
Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. The Scene Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was allegedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network that his 8-year-old daughter said …
Read Newtown Patch’s coverage for the latest news.
Tragedy struck in a Patch town in Connecticut Friday morning when news broke that there had been a shooting at a local elementary school. The number of fatalities hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 children, Newtown Patch reports. Information about the suspected shooter is now available in the story, and the story is being updated as information becomes available. Visit Newtown Patch for the full story.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Chardon High School shooting spurs police presence, notes of reassurance to area parents
A student is dead and four others injured after a student opened fire at Chardon High School in Geauga County this morning. School districts in the area responded quickly, sending notes to parents and students reassuring them of their own safety practices in the event of a dangerous situation. MORE: See below for area school district's reactions, and watch throughout the day as more reactions are added. Beachwood City Schools Superintendent Rich Markwardt sent an email to parents just before 10 a.m. noting that the students practiced lockdown drills with Beachwood Police earlier this year and that officers were dispatched to keep an eye on Beachwood schools when the news broke this morning. In a note to Beachwood High School students …
How do you address this news with children?
A student is dead and four students are injured after a shooting at Chardon High School, WKYC reports. Parents rushed to the schools to make sure their own children were ok, and tearful reunions were broadcast on local TV news reports. In light of these events, do you worry about your kids safety? Take our poll. How do you explain these kinds of events to your kids? Tell us in the comments.