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School shooting: Shattering the sense of safety – CNN...

Friday morning, a Connecticut school for young children was turned into a living hell. It had been a place of innocence, a haven where boys and girls learned, laughed and played. Now, it was a place of shock and sorrow, a grisly crime scene. The shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary shattered sleepy Newtown and it shattered America’s notions of what constitutes a safe place. It happened just days after a gunman shot three people, killing two of them, at an Oregon mall filled with Christmas shoppers. For three days that place also became a crime scene. Read more...

posted on: Dec 15, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Gun Safety Tips

• Store firearms unloaded and locked.• Use a firearm safe, locked box, trigger or chamber lock to store firearms.• Store and lock ammunition in a separate place.• Remove firearms from your home if you have a depressed or suicidal family member.• Ask family and friends to use these safe storage steps.• Before you send your child to someone’s house, ask if firearms in the home are stored unloaded and locked. Ask if the ammunition is stored separately. Ask about shotguns and rifles too, not just handguns.• If you have doubts about the safety of someone else’s home, invite the children to play at your home instead.• Present your concerns with respect.• Talk with your children about the risk...

Gun Safety Tips
posted on: Dec 13, 2012 | author: Staff writer

SchoolMessenger White Paper Offers Practical Steps to Address Bullying and Safety in Schools...

Courtesy of sacbee.com – Free Resource Encourages a Dialogue with Students to Effectively Break the Code of Silence and Create Safer Schools. SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — To help school leaders address safety issues related to bullying, sexual harassment and other concerns on campus, SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today released a white paper entitled, "Creating a Culture of Dialogue: Practical Steps for Better Communication and Safer Schools." To download, visit: http://schoolmessenger.com/resources/culture. The free, downloadable white paper offers administrators suggestions for creating a culture in which students feel comfortable ‘speaking up’ about school safety and personal issues, and explains how to successfully involve them in the communication process. It offers...

posted on: Feb 10, 2012 | author: Staff writer

School Bus Drivers Speak Out About Safety...

School bus drivers with Durham School Services in Hayward and Livermore, Calif., joined today with Teamster, political, religious and other community leaders at a "Driver Speak Out" to demand better working conditions. "Every day these hardworking drivers transport our children to school, providing a vital service for our communities. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s time that they are heard by this company," said Rome Aloise, President of Teamsters Joint Council 7 and International Vice President. Several school bus drivers from the Hayward and Livermore Durham locations spoke out about poor working conditions at the company....

posted on: Jan 27, 2012 | author: Staff writer

School Buses Do More Than Keep Children Safe...

Did you ever take a moment to think that the very first contact a child will have with her local school will be in the form of a yellow school bus driven by a dedicated school bus driver! …Before the school principal welcomes your child to the front doors of the school building, his school bus driver will have welcomed him through the swinging door of the yellow school bus. …Before her teacher hands out the assignments for the day, a school bus driver will have instructed her on the ground rules for riding safely on the yellow school bus....

posted on: Sep 7, 2011 | author: Staff writer

School Buses Do More Than Keep Children Safe...

posted on: Sep 7, 2011 | author: Staff writer

Emerson student dies in fall from building...

A popular Emerson College film student fell to his death yesterday from the roof of a Roxbury apartment building, where he was working on a school project, the president of the college said in a statement. Justin Amorratanasuchad, 21, a junior film production major from Seattle, died from injuries after falling from a four-story building on Columbus Avenue, the college president, Jacqueline Liebergott, wrote in an e-mail sent to Emerson students and faculty and forwarded to the Globe. “We wish to express our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Justin,’’ Liebergott wrote. “A service to remember and celebrate Justin’s life will be organized at an appropriate time, about which more details will be forthcoming.’’...

posted on: Apr 19, 2011 | author: Staff writer

Georgetown school evacuated after roof collapse...

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — A partial roof collapse at the Perley Elementary School in Georgetown, Mass. sent students to the nearby high school on Thursday. The collapse happened in the first grade part of the building, but the debris landed in the attic and did not go through to a classroom. “I was in class and I heard a big noise in my classroom and so I had to leave the school right away,” said Chloe Ciano, a first grader. Ciano and about 100 other classmates were quickly evacuated out of precaution. They were taken to the high school nearby, where they were picked up by relieved parents who also saw the gaping hole in the school. “Wow, wow....

posted on: Feb 3, 2011 | author: Staff writer

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