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, 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
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
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?
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school. The president spoke to the nation Friday afternoon.
Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. The Scene Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was allegedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network that his 8-year-old daughter said …
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 …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A community time of prayer to support Chardon is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Solon High School auditorium.
The Solon community will unite on Sunday to send good wishes to Chardon in the wake of the tragic high school shooting. A community time of prayer called "Solon Stands with Chardon -- May Love Prevail" is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in the Solon High School auditorium, according to Scott Low, pastor at Solon United Methodist Church. Low said that Solon High students received red and black ribbons at school on Friday and that ribbons were passed out at locations around town on Saturday. MORE CHARDON COVERAGE:
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 …