Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ken Trump, a nationally known school security expert, is trying to add context to the nation-wide discussion of school safety.
After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, school security has once again become a main issue in education. On Monday, school security expert Ken Trump, president and CEO of National School Safety and Security Services, gave a presentation for the Solon City School District putting the topic of school safety into context. While he is conducting an in-depth analysis of the security in Solon schools, his message to parents is applicable to everyone. A father of two himself, Trump said the Sandy Hook tragedy was a punch to the gut for everyone. "It left a psychological scar on all of us," he said. Trump thinks our society is seeing a decrease in prevention, intervention, security, preparedness and training while there is …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Medina man was charged with inducing panic after he posted a status update supporting the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A Medina man posted support for the Sandy Hook gunman on Facebook, leading to a charge of inducing panic, reports WKYC Channel 3. Joseph Resovsky, 20, told the news station he was only trying to prove a point with his post by showing that people forget about things easily. His post, according to WKYC: "I'm so happy somebody shot up all those little (expletive). Viva la School Shootings!!!!" Medina Police say they received tons of calls and complaints about the post. That's why they charged him with inducing panic. Resovsky has since deleted his Facebook account. Read the full story at WKYC Channel 3's website.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The debate has heated up in the days after the school shooting in Connecticut.
What do you think about the gun laws in Ohio—are they not strict enough or do restrictions need to be scaled back? It’s a question that has recently taken on more weight in the days following a deadly school shooting in Connecticut. Ohio’s gun laws have been becoming more lenient in recent years, the Columbus Dispatch reports, pointing to a variety of new laws. That includes one passed in 2011 to allow concealed-carry weapons in bars. And it’s likely that the restrictions will loosen even further soon. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign House Bill 495, NewsNet5.com reports. According to the most recent bill analysis, the bill would loosen reciprocity agreements with other states regarding concealed-carry permits, eliminate a …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In wake of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Dick's has removed all guns from the store closest to Newtown, Conn.
In wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, has suspended sales of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its store nationwide. The company, which is headquartered in Moon Township, PA, also has removed all guns from its chain closest to Newtown, Conn. The move follows a decision made by Walmart, which pulled the Bushmaster gun from its website on Monday. In a statement, Dick's said the move was made out of respect to the victims and families of Newtown. Friday’s shooting left 20 children, all between the ages of 6 and 7, and six adults dead. Dick's maintains a number of area stores. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that …
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 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A gunman shoots at staff, children at a Newtown (CT) elementary school.
Officials in Newtown, CT, say they're trying to reunite parents with their children in the wake of a shocking multiple shooting at an elementary school in the town’s Sandy Hook neighborhood. First Selectman Pat Llodra told Patch that there is no information being released about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — only confirming that there was a shooting. "I'm horrified, saddened and shocked that this happened in Newtown," Llodra said. "Our priorities right now are making sure everyone safe and reuniting parents with their children." Citing an anonymous official "with knowledge" the Associated Press is reporting 27 people dead including 18 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter is believed to be a …