Thursday, March 22, 2012
The district has a new hotline for parents and students to report safety concerns
The Twinsburg City School District Board of Education approved improvements to the district's crisis plan, including a new tip line. “There was a weakness in the way parents couldn’t let the district know about concerns,” Superintendent Kathryn Powers said. By creating a new tip line, parents and students can report safety concerns to the district. If there is a concern or threat to report, it can be done anonymously by dialing 330-486-CALL (or 330-486-2255). “This is for concerns regarding a rumor or something on Facebook that they are worried about and want the district to follow up on,” Assistant Superintendent Mike Lenzo said. Administrators hope people using the line will provide the following information: While callers aren't …
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 …
Twinsburg City Schools Superintendent Kathryn Powers shared her reaction on Monday's tragic shooting and Twinsburg's preparedness
When tragedy strikes a school district like Monday's shooting at Chardon High School, it only makes sense for other districts to look into their own policies and procedures for those situations. We reached out to Twinsburg Superintendent Kathryn Powers for her reaction to Monday's tragedy and how prepared the district is for the same situation. According to WKYC, one student is dead and four others were injured in Monday's shooting.
Three students have died and two students were injured in a shooting at Chardon High School Feb. 27. Follow our Storify account of the incident.
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.