Monday, December 17, 2012
Chief Weck released a statement via the Nixle alert system. Superintendent Parker released a letter to parents. How are you talking to your children about this tragedy?
In light of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT on Friday, Summit Police Chief Robert Weck is reassuring the public that he and his department are commited to providing Summit students with a safe learning environment. In a Nixle alert this morning, Weck said the Summit Police Department continues to work closely with the Summit Board of Education to ensure the safety of all students. He said there are several DARE officers who are routinely present at all elementary schools in Summit, and the Juvenile Detective is routinely at Summit High School and Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The department also has an Active Shooter Response Team (ASRT), which has fortunately never been activated, Weck said in…
Friday, December 14, 2012
In light of the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut this morning, Parker sent the following letter to parents of Summit School District students.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Dear Parents, The news today of the deaths of a number of children is heartbreaking. Several people have asked about how we are handling the news. At a time like this, the unfathomable pain of the parents, surviving children, the classmates, relatives and neighbors causes us to feel great sadness. We look at each other in disbelief that our children might hear of such a tragedy in a community much like Summit. Although some parents may have the urge to protect children from such news, please understand your children could hear of this incident through media or discussions with their peers. At school, we have alerted our teachers to listen carefully to the children's casual conversations and have asked them to intervene gently to reassure…
A Connecticut town once voted the safest place to live in America experiences horrific violence in one of its elementary schools.
The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter in the second deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned. A close friend of Ryan Lanza who requested to not be identified told Patch that he spoke to Lanza as he was making his way home from work to Hoboken. Lanza also took to his Facebook page to rail against CNN naming him as the suspect in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I’m on the bus home now, it wasn’t me,” Lanza wrote. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, a school teacher, is believed to be among the dead. More than 25 people, including 18 students, died in the mass shooting. The shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, the younger …