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Hillmann discusses public school safety; Extra law enforcement out starting tomorrow; Mahowald, Draper tout city’s new events calendar

After a gunman killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, Northfield Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Matt Hillmann reached out to district families to address school safety and offer resources for talking with kids about the tragedy. Hillmann reiterated, as he has said many times...
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'He walked in unobstructed initially' | Uvalde police response to school shooting under review; police chief says they responded 'within minutes'

UVALDE, Texas — Authorities have confirmed that they are looking into the response time of Uvalde police officers amid reports of discrepancies in statements about the actions taken as law enforcement arrived at the scene of Tuesday's school shooting. On Thursday, two days after 21 people including 19 children...

Schools increase school resource officer presence

Green Island, NY (WRGB) — Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple announced he had extra deputies and school resource officers (SRO) at schools in the days following the school shooting in Uvalde, TX. Green Island's Heatly Schools was one of those districts. Sheriff Apple said he added a second SRO...

Greene County Schools Mental Health Therapist Gives Advice to Parents Tackling Tough Issues Like Mass School Shooting in Texas

Following a mass school shooting tragedy at an elementary school in Texas there can be impacts on how children and students view those issues. Kyle Kinne is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with the Greene County School District and he advises adults to have open conversations when issues like a mass school shooting happens.

Local doctor explains how to talk to kids following Texas school shooting

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The school shootings in Texas caused fear and anxiety for students everywhere, but local experts tell 59News that families and schools can make a difference. Experts often warn parents not to let young children watch R-rated movies and to make sure they play age-appropriate video games. But what can parents and communities […]
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Pike County BOE approves employee requests

The Pike County Board of Education took care of housekeeping business at its Tuesday, May 24, 2022, meeting before approving the recommended salary matrixes for the 2022-2023 school years and considering new business. In new business, the board:. •Accepted the resignation of Jennifer White, math teacher at Goshen High School,...

Police investigating alleged threats made against Montpelier school

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Officials with the Montpelier Police Department on Thursday confirmed additional information surrounding an investigation into alleged threats made toward the local high school. Police said the student who allegedly made threats was an 18-year-old man, whose name is being withheld. The rifles seized from his home...

Assistance League of Bellingham’s Operation School Bell Program

It’s the first week of August 2022 and school will soon begin. Enter a household with a very limited income. Around the kitchen table the discussion is centered around the rent, the utilities, the food budget and now the potential additional cost of school clothing for their little girl. Her mom knows that though she is just eight years old, clothing is more than keeping her warm, it is a sense of identity.

2022 Youth Leadership Recognition Award Recipients Honored

Each year, the New York State Senate recognizes young people with the Youth Leadership Recognition Awards. Senator Pam Helming celebrated award recipients from the 54th District during an awards ceremony Wednesday at Finger Lakes Community College. Senator Helming said, “It’s so important to celebrate our young people for their hard...

How to Talk to Children About School Shootings

Focus on listening to the child before you take any action. Provide understanding, validation, and encouragement. Address any safety concerns and limit exposure to media coverage when appropriate. “I don’t know what to say.”. “Will I make it worse?”. Since the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May...

District Reminds Families About School Safety

“The safety and security of students, staff and visitors is our top priority in Kearney School District, states the letter. “We have rigorous safety protocols that are reviewed regularly and updated as needed.”. One of the main ways the district protects students, faculty and staff is through School Resource...

Taking care of children’s mental health during tragedy

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The tragedy in Uvalde has a lot of people anxious or even scared. This includes children who have likely seen news reports or heard about the events from their peers. So, how can parents know if their child is struggling?. Dr. Elena Mikalsen, chief of...