Saturday, December 22, 2012
In a press conference held Friday morning, the head of the NRA called for armed police officers to guard our nations schools
During its first press conference since the Sandy Hook School shooting last Friday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for schools to be armed with police officers. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said NRA executive Wayne LaPierre. He said school children defenseless "and the predators of the world know it and exploit it." LaPierre urged Congress ”to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation. What do you think about the NRA's call for armed police officers in our schools? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
President Obama will announce his thoughts on gun policy Wednesday
Thursday, December 20, 2012
As Newtown buries the victims this week, the conversation for gun control is already in full swing. President Barack Obama will announce his thoughts on gun policy Wednesday, according to CNN. Some say it is too soon to engage in these political discussions. "With a doubt it is too early," said Montalvo on the Middletown Patch Facebook page. "I am tired of people making this a political issue! For goodness sake let the families grieve." Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The National Rifle Association (NRA) of America made their first statement on Tuesday about …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting, what safety plans should Tiverton-Little Compton schools put in place? Should they increase security? Tell us in the comment section.
School administrators in both Tiverton and Little Compton schools are meeting with parents and the community over the next two days to respond to safety concerns and map out plans for the future. In Little Compton Supt. Kathryn Crowley and the district's crisis management team meet with the public to talk about how safety will be maintined as students transition from the Wilbur-McMahon School to temporary modular units during renovations. Little Compton school officials will meet with parents tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the School Commons Area, 28 Commons. The Tiverton School District is also reviewing its safety plans after what is being considered one of the worst school shootings in recent U.S. history. Supt. Rearick and the Tiverton …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
The following was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. NEWTOWN, CT—The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown CT last week. Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown PO Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470 “We understand that there is an outpouring of support for everyone in the Newtown area and we hope to make it easier for those who wish to send encouragement and messages of compassion to those affected,” said Kimberly J. Peters, Connecticut Valley District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service, adding, “Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship in …
Tiverton school administrators will sit down with parents on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library and talk safety.
The Tiverton School Committee scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library to meet with parents and students concerned with safety in the district's five schools. School administrators across Newport County and the country are reevaluating building security and evacuation plans in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting last week. On Monday, teachers grappled with student's questions and the state Department of Education (RIDE) circulated reminders to districts throughout the state reminding schools to take safety seriously and comply with RIDE's mandates emergency drills and plans. According to Supt. William Rearick, Tiverton's emergency plans are updated with local public safety officials …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Little Compton school administrators will meet with parents on Wednesday to discuss the current state and future plans for safety as students transition to modular classrooms in January.
Little Compton school administrators will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for parents concerned with school building safety procedures. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Supt. Kathryn Crowley is working with Little Compton public safety personnel to ensure continued safety as students and faculty transfer into temporary classroom units during renovations at the Wilbur-McMahon School. Classes are expected to move into the temporary units the last week of January and will likely remain there through June. "We are doing everything and reinforcing safety plans," said Crowley on Monday. "We will be transitioning in next the month so the fire chief and police chief will be …
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Monday, December 17, 2012
“There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.” – The Dalai Lama When unthinkable tragedy strikes, we grapple for a way to come to terms with the how and the why. We search for ways to make sense of what happened, even when it doesn't make sense. The horrific shooting that took place at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT, on Friday, Dec. 14, stunned a nation as the news broke that not one child, but 20 six- and seven-year-old children and six of their teachers had been shot and killed by a gunman who then took his own life. Most communities can only begin to imagine the sorrow …