Thursday, March 1, 2012
Beachwood's longtime "Coach I," whose grandson was a victim of the Chardon shooter, is a mentor to so many. Could a role model like him have helped TJ Lane?
I had not thought about Dom Iammarino, my Beachwood High School General Business teacher, in a long time. I was not the kind of student who kept in touch. I barely kept in touch when I was actually attending Beachwood 30 years ago. I moved away. I have probably written 10,000 checks since Mr. Iammarino - "Coach I" to pretty much everyone at the school, especially his wrestling team - taught us how to fill out the "pay to the order to" section. Come to think of it, I should have thought of Coach I every time I paid a bill. I have been thinking about Coach I since Monday, when I found out his 16-year-old grandson was the first to die in the shooting at Chardon High School. A school shooting is an unspeakable tragedy, anytime and anywhere. …
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.