St. Charles school officials to evaluate security measures, consider mental health concerns after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Friday’s shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a schoolhouse in Newton, Conn., stunned the nation. Each detail that emerged about the violence at the hands of a deranged gunman struck a nerve for many parents, who wondered, “Are my children safe in their schools?” Late Sunday afternoon, while some St. Charles parents expressed their fears and concerns when St. Charles Patch hosted a Facebook discussion of the issue, St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 announced initiatives educators hope not only will keep children safe, but also will head off potential violence before it erupts. Superintendent Dr. Donald Schlomann sent the email about 4:30 p.m., about 50 minutes after the Facebook discussion began. Schlomann wrote …
Late Sunday afternoon, some St. Charles parents expressed their fears and concerns about school violence when St. Charles Patch hosted a Facebook discussion of the issue.
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 Superintendent Dr. Donald Schlomann emailed this message to parents of District 303 students at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The tragic events which occurred last Friday in Connecticut have resulted in a lot of discussion nationwide about a range of related topics. My observation is that those discussions have centered on taking reactive actions in an attempt to provide certainty that the events at Sandy Hook School will never happen again. As the passage of time has revealed more of the facts about Friday’s events in Connecticut, much of the focus has turned to mental health and identifying individuals who may be struggling emotionally. I would like to share with you some initiatives we are going to take in St. Charles District 303. As you might expect, our staff will review all our security measures just as many other school districts are doing. More …