Thursday, December 20, 2012
According to WKYC, the man could face a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail.
After the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, last week, a Medina man updated his Facebook status in favor of the gunman, according to WKYC. Joseph Resovsky's status read, "I'm so happy somebody shot up all those little (expletive). Viva la School Shootings!!!!" WKYC reports. Resovsky is 20. The man said he was trying to make a point, but that point could get him a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail. Read more of WKYC's story here. In another incident, 33-year-old Virginia man Christopher Johnson wrote "High Powered Rifle" on a wood plank and walked into Sandy Hook Elementary in Shenandoah County, VA, News Channel 5 reports. The man was detained and no one was hurt, Channel 5 reports. What do you think of these incidents? Take our poll …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Here are some ways to reach out to the families affected by the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
On Friday, a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school stunned the country. In the days that have followed, the Patch site in Newtown, Connecticut, has been filled with reflective essays, photos of vigils from across the country and countless offers to help in the form of fundraisers, therapy services, memorial gifts and more. If you’re looking for a way to reach out to those families, Newtown Patch has a list of the charities chosen by the families of the victims. This article is also being updated with more charity opportunities every day. In Brecksville, a Patch reader is trying to put together a memorial walk for Friday. The reader is still looking for a location; check out the announcement for how to help. If you know of any …
Monday, December 17, 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 …
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
Read below for the statement from Superintendent Scot Prebles.
Superintendent Scot Prebles emailed the following statement to Patch regarding the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday: “We are deeply saddened by this news and extend sympathies and prayers to all of the families who are impacted by this tragic event. Upon hearing the news of today's event all building administrators were contacted to verify that they were aware of the tragedy. Staff members were reminded, as always, to comply with existing safety and security protocol and to remain on high alert through the remainder of the day. All BBHCSD building entrances are locked daily, accompanied by video surveillance and buzzer-required systems for public entrance. Identification is required to access parts of the building…
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 hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 children, Newtown Patch reports. Information about the suspected shooter is now available in the story, and the article is being updated as information becomes available. Visit Newtown Patch for the full story.