Friday, December 14, 2012
"It hits you from all angles," says Eldredge Elementary Principal Dom Giuisti, himself a parent of young children.
The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday morning reverberated across East Greenwich throughout the day, particularly among the school administrators and police whose job it is to keep students safe. "It hits you from all angles," said Eldredge Elementary School Principal Dominic Giuisti late Friday afternoon, referring to his roles as father, educator, and school administrator. "It’s beyond horrific. It’s absolutely an incredible tradegy," said Supt. Victor Mercurio. According to reports, a 20-year-old man forced his way the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, past the buzzer security system in place, and killed the principal and school psychologist and more than two dozen others, including 20 children. The gunman then …
Friday, December 14, 2012
While school shootings do not occur every day, when a tragedy happens on this scale it is important to remember that it can bring up things for children who have been previously traumatized and can frighten and confuse children in general. Here are some tips for dealing with and talking to children after a traumatic event from Family Service of Rhode Island: Family Service of Rhode Island is the Rhode Island site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which offers various resources. Here are some tips from Bradley Hospital: One of the most difficult tasks a parent has to face is that of talking about tragedy with their children. This can range from the death of a pet through the death of a family member, all the way to local or …
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn., were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
UPDATED at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15... NEWTOWN, CT -- Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call Friday morning. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was reportedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network on Friday that his 8-year-old daughter said she heard an argument and cursing over the …
There have been reports children are among the victims at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.