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How Sandy Hook changed Americans schools

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 students and six educators dead, along with the gunman and his mother, left a lasting mark on the way students, parents and officials around the country view school safety. In addition to reigniting debates over gun control and mental health care, it helped usher in an era of “active shooter drills” and difficult conversations about safety for even the youngest kids.

In the days leading up to the fifth anniversary of the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News producer Christina Ruffini facilitated a series of conversations with residents of Colorado, a state where gun issues have remained divisive, even after two infamous mass shootings of its own at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

In one conversation, Daniel and Jessica — parents of young children who came to

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-sandy-hook-changed-americans-schools-2-parents-discuss/

How Sandy Hook changed America’s schools

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 students and six educators dead, along with the gunman and his mother, left a lasting mark on the way students, parents and officials around the country view school safety. In addition to reigniting debates over gun control and mental health care, it helped usher in an era of “active shooter drills” and difficult conversations about safety for even the youngest kids.

In the days leading up to the fifth anniversary of the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News producer Christina Ruffini facilitated a series of conversations with residents of Colorado, a state where gun issues have remained divisive, even after two infamous mass shootings of its own at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

In one conversation, Daniel and Jessica — parents of young children who came to the

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-sandy-hook-changed-americans-schools-2-parents-discuss/

Can schools prevent mass shootings? Sandy Hook parents train teachers to help at-risk students

Michelle Vigoa-suarez:

Before they came, I didn’t really value what I could do. It was kind of like, I thought of it as, well, it’s a society problem, and let’s just pray.

But when Sandy Hook came, they gave us the power to say, wait a minute, we can stop this. Why are we going to sit back and say, well, we will react when it happens?

Read more at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/can-schools-prevent-mass-shootings-sandy-hook-parents-train-teachers-to-help-at-risk-students

Mass shooting training to be held for local churches, schools, and businesses

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Police Department is teaming up with the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County to help local churches, schools, and businesses protect themselves against mass shootings.

Two informational seminars are being hosted by Kenneth D. Hughes, a nationally recognized expert.

Topics covered will be:

  • 10-minute exercise and role play scenario
  • Modern ear of school shootings: a quick overview
  • Response survival during a mass shooting
  • Can mass shootings be prevented?
  • The 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms and community safety
  • Public safety response
  • Points to ponder

One session will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. That session is recommended for church staff and security, and school staff and security.

Another session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. That session is recommended for local businesses.

Both sessions will be at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-training-held-local-churches-schools-businesses/

Mass shooting training to be held for local churches, schools, and …

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Police Department is teaming up with the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County to help local churches, schools, and businesses protect themselves against mass shootings.

Two informational seminars are being hosted by Kenneth D. Hughes, a nationally recognized expert.

Topics covered will be:

  • 10-minute exercise and role play scenario
  • Modern ear of school shootings: a quick overview
  • Response survival during a mass shooting
  • Can mass shootings be prevented?
  • The 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms and community safety
  • Public safety response
  • Points to ponder

One session will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. That session is recommended for church staff and security, and school staff and security.

Another session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. That session is recommended for local businesses.

Both sessions will be at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-training-held-local-churches-schools-businesses/

San Antonio Schools On Threat Of Mass Shooting: ‘We Take This Very Seriously’

The Sutherland Springs church shooting was a stark reminder that threats can happen anywhere, but San Antonio school officials say they have layers of protections in place already, starting with regular lockdown drills for students and teachers.

In a closet inside her office, Judson Independent School District Police Chief Teresa Ramon has a mini armory with helmets and bulletproof vests.

If a shooter threatens one of her schools, she’s ready to gear up and secure the perimeter.

Students and staff will hide behind locked doors, and her officers will follow their training to disarm the shooter.

“We want to make sure that we provide that safe and secure environment so parents and community members know that their child is safe when they come to school,” Ramon said, “that they don’t have to worry and say, ‘What’s going to happen today?’ ”

Ramon is president of the Texas School District Police Chief Association. She said

Read more at: http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-schools-threat-mass-shooting-we-take-very-seriously

Livingston schools, police train for a mass shooting on campus – Merced Sun

It started with gunfire and children screaming.

First there was the rapid pop of automatic gunfire, then shotgun blasts and the occasional explosion. But, the chaos was coming through the loudspeaker as part of active shooter training at Selma Herndon Elementary School.

The training is part of a new effort this year from the Livingston Union School District, which has implemented new safety measures, according to Superintendent Andres Zamora.

“All year we’ve done training at the site level with the site teams,” he said. “This was just a good opportunity to kind of test our training on the site level.”

The district is made up of three elementary schools, a middle school and a couple of preschools, according to its website. About 25 teachers and staff took part in Saturday’s training, Zamora said.

All year we’ve done training at the site level with the site teams. This

Read more at: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/community/livingston/article130819739.html