Friday, March 1, 2013
Staff from Solon Schools will receive training from school safety consultant Ken Trump on April 2.
Solon Schools staff will receive a day of school safety and security training on April 2. Students will be off school that day as principals, teachers and staff receive training from school safety consultant Ken Trump, who has been hired by the school district to help improve school building security in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Read the full release from Solon Schools for more information. Continuing our work on district safety and security, the Solon Schools will have an in-service staff training day on April 2. The training will be conducted by our school safety consultant Ken Trump. There will be no school for students on that day, but the district has received an Innovative Education Pilot Program waiver from the Ohio …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ken Trump, a nationally known school security expert, will meet with Solon parents at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss school security issues.
Solon parents and community members are invited to a forum tonight on school safety hosted by Solon Schools and featuring a nationally renowned school security expert. Ken Trump, the president of National School Safety Security Services, will hold an informational meeting with parents and community members on Monday night. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in the Solon High School auditorium. Trump will be in Solon for three days conducting a security assessment on the school buildings. During this one-hour program, Mr. Trump will conduct an overview of school safety to put present-day issues into context. Parents and community members will be able to provide feedback during the session as an element of the overall district …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ken Trump, a nationally known school security expert, will meet with Solon parents at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 to discuss school security issues.
A nationally renowned school security expert will be in Solon for three days conducting a security assessment on the school buildings. As part of his time, Ken Trump, the president of National School Safety Security Services, will hold an informational meeting with parents and community members on Monday night, Feb. 4. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Solon High School auditorium. During this one-hour program, Mr. Trump will conduct an overview of school safety to put present-day issues into context. Parents and community members will be able to provide feedback during the session as an element of the overall district reassessment process. Mr. Trump will not be answering Solon-specific questions during the session that evening, …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Superintendent Joe Regano said Solon Schools is working on a contract with Kenneth Trump, a Cleveland man who is a nationally recognized expert on school security.
Solon Schools plans to hire a nationally recognized school safety expert to assess the security of its school buildings, one of many steps the district is taking in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Superintendent Joe Regano said a contract has yet to be finalized, but the schools plan to bring in Kenneth S. Trump of National School Safety and Security Services to re-evaluate the school buildings. Trump lives in the Cleveland area and is a nationally recognized expert in school safety who was expressing concerns about school safety even before the Columbine shooting in 1999, Regano said. Trump has worked as a consultant before on security issues for Solon Schools. "He is thought of well and respected on the national level…
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.
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 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Solon Board of Education, the district's administrative team and Police Chief Chris Viland will meet in executive session Tuesday to review all emergency and safety plans.
In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Solon Schools leaders and the police chief will meet Tuesday to review all safety plans and discuss any recommended changes. The Solon Board of Education, the district's administrative team and Police Chief Chris Viland will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in private executive session to review all of their emergency plans, said Superintendent Joe Regano in a letter to parents. Regano said the district will share with parents all the information it can on Wednesday. Regano's full letter is below: Like you, we spent much of this weekend reflecting on the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. We share your concerns about ensuring that our school buildings are as safe as they …
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 …
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting, school officials say their new phone system would help manage a crisis in Solon Schools.
Solon Schools has a new phone system, and some of the features will help the schools act more efficiently in the event of a crisis. And that's important, especially in the wake of last Friday's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The new phone system will be online today. In a message posted Friday on the Solon Schools website, officials discussed the new phone system and responded to the tragedy on Connecticut. The message reads: This weekend, the district will complete the transition to a new phone system. The new system offers enhanced features from our current system, which is more than 20 years old. Beginning on Monday, when you make a call to any of our school buildings, you will first connect with a …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tweets, Facebook posts on what people are talking about in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
For more updates, check Newtown Patch on Facebook and the Newtown Patch website. Tweet things about the shooting to @NEOPatch and they could be included in this feed. Also, leave comments about the situation on this story. Does this tragic event make you worry about sending your child to school here in Ohio?