Superintendent Mary Marshall says students are "the safest they can be" at each of the district's six buildings.
The shooting in Newtown, CT. served as reminder to local district officials Friday of why school safety is and always will be one of their biggest priorities. "We know that parents have a lot of concerns about their child's safety, and we want to assure families that their children are the safest they can be when they are in our buildings," superintendent Mary Marshall said. Marshall said the district has an emergency plan in place for each classroom and each building that is reviewed and revised annually. "Though the school shooting in Newtown was an isolated incident, as an educator, the possibility of a similar incident is always in the back of your mind," Marshall said. "Beginning with the shooting at Columbine High School, we've taken…
27 people, 18 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 14, 2012
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Gwinnett County and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 18 children and nine adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a dialogue and a …