Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Officials with the Bloomfield Hills Schools and local law enforcement reiterate these points to help emergency plans following the Newtown tragedy.
In a letter distributed to parents Tuesday, Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Rob Glass said parents play a large role in the district's emergency safety plan. He also said that after a thorough review with local law enforcement — prompted by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school — he though it was important to issue these simple, yet important reminders to help keep each building secure and children safe. When visiting, remember to press the doorbell to be buzzed in and proceed immediately to the main office for sign-in. Then be sure to wear your guest ID tag at all times. Our staff may know you by first name, but police and first responders need help in identifying you as a visitor rather than someone who may be a threat…
Michigan's governor tells reporters the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre gives him 'clear pause' on legislation that could allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry inside schools.
Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday that he's not necessarily ready to sign off on Senate Bill 59 which would broaden Michigan's concealed-carry laws. "I wouldn't say I'm prepared to sign it by any means," the Republican governor told MLive.com. The bill, approved by the State Senate in late November and the State House just hours before Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT, allows gun owners with concealed weapon permits and additional training to carry firearms in schools, daycare centers and sporting events. Several local school districts opposed the measure even before the tragedy that claimed 27 lives, including 20 children, and in the aftermath, other opponents entered the fray. During an appearance on NBC's '…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Randi Weingarten delivers an unprompted message to Michigan's governor on the NBC network as he considers a new concealed weapons law in the wake of the Newtown massacre.
Michigan's right-to-work battle is not the only issue garnering national attention for Gov. Rick Snyder. On Sunday's edition of a special Meet the Press dedicated to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT, Randi Weingarten, president of the national American Federation of Teachers, urged Snyder to veto pending legislation that would broaden concealed-carry laws. The bills, passed by the State Senate in November, and the State House last week, are ready for Snyder's signature, according to MLive.com. However, he delayed signing them for further review. Should and will recent events give him pause? Weingarten seems to think so, following the deaths of 27 in Newtown, including 20 children. "Schools have to be safe …
Friday, December 14, 2012
27 people, 20 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
Friday, December 14, 2012
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Connecticut and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT that reportedly took the lives of 27, 20 of which were children. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a dialogue and a …