Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In wake of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the sporting goods retailer also has removed all guns from the store closest to Newtown, CT.
In wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world has suspended sales of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its stores nationwide. PA-based Dick’s Sporting Goods also has removed all guns from its chain closest to Newtown, Conn. The move was made in respect to the victims and families of Newtown Dick’s Sporting Goods, the sporting goods chain said in a statement. Friday’s shooting left 20 children, all between the ages of 6 and 7, and six adults dead. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community,” a statement on the Dick’s website said. CNN …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School Board will summarize their response so far to the tragedy in Newtown, Ct. and outline their plans moving forward at tonight's meeting.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Board of Education will address the Sandy Hook shooting at tonight's meeting. The district has already announced that it will conduct more lockdown drills this week, and has communicated with parents about their efforts to help students cope with the tragedy. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook School safety is a hot topic of discussion following a horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Ct. District Spokesperson Angee Shaker said that the district's director of student services* will speak at tonight's meeting about their response so far to the events of Dec. 14 as well as their plans moving forward. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7…
Monday, December 17, 2012
District schedules extra drills after Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools will conduct a second round of lockdown drills this week, the district said. This district performed these drills once earlier this fall, said spokesperson Angee Shaker. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook School safety is a hot topic of discussion following a horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Ct. NewsNet5 reported Monday that several Northeast Ohio districts, including CH-UH, have taken school safety a step further with enhanced, digitized floor plans that can help police response to incidents such as an intruder in a building. Monday, the district reported, it had held staff meetings to review lockdown precedures and will be reviewing many of its policies, …
Tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting should remind parents to ensure that their child's school has an updated phone number and email address for them.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights parents should check their accounts on Infinite Campus to make sure their contact information is up-to-date. The email addresses and phone numbers on parents’ accounts there are used for snow days, emergencies and other messages that Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools sends to parents, said spokesperson Angee Shaker. Parents having difficulty logging in or updating their contact information should contact their child’s school’s secretary. Click here for the schools' phone numbers.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Superintendent sends message to community
Superintendent Doug Heuer wrote a message to parents, students and community members in response to Friday's mass shooting at a Newtown, Ct. elementary school. "Like everyone in this community and across the country, we are deeply saddened by the horrific news from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut," he wrote. "Since some parents have asked, please know that the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District is prepared for emergencies, and we continue to enhance our plans as more information and recommendations to create safe and secure schools become available." He also linked to an article about talking to kids about these kinds of events. Click here to see Heuer's full message.
Read Newtown Patch’s coverage for the latest news.
Tragedy struck in a Patch town in Connecticut Friday morning when news broke that there had been a shooting at a local elementary school. The number of fatalities at Sandy Hook Elementary School hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 children, Newtown Patch reports. Visit Newtown Patch for the full story with updates throughout the day.