sandy hook elementary school http://kbia.org en Kirksville Public Schools install panic buttons after Newtown shooting http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-public-schools-install-panic-buttons-after-newtown-shooting <p>Calling the police is now as easy as pushing a button in Kirksville Public Schools.</p><p>A day away from the two-month anniversary of a Newtown, Conn. shooting that left 20 elementary students and six teachers dead, Kirksville’s school board president Neal Chamberlain said he is more confident than ever in the safety at district schools.</p><p>“For a small community, I think we really are trying hard to provide a quality education for our kids," Chamberlain said. “One component of that is making sure we have safe places and good places for our kids to get that education.”</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:08:23 +0000 Megan Schultz 28887 at http://kbia.org Kirksville Public Schools install panic buttons after Newtown shooting Governor Nixon calls for moment of silence in remembrance of Newtown http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-calls-moment-silence-remembrance-newtown <p>Governor Jay Nixon urged Missourians today to pause today to remember the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:52:47 +0000 Associated Press 26269 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-engage-gun-control-discussion-following-newtown-tragedy <p></p><p></p><p>The national discussion about gun control following the Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, is also playing out in Missouri.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:42:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press & Daniel Verbeck 26085 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims http://kbia.org/post/memorial-service-mu-campus-honors-newtown-victims <p>More than two hundred people took part in a short memorial service on the University of Missouri campus this afternoon to honor the victims of the Newton, CT mass shooting. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:32:33 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26052 at http://kbia.org Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? http://kbia.org/post/will-newtown-killings-shift-publics-attitude-guns The <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn" target="_blank">tragedy in Newtown, Conn.</a>, will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.<p>If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.<p><a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/12/14/public-attitudes-toward-gun-control/" target="_blank">Pew Research Center writes</a> that:<p><blockquote><p>"Recent mass shootings have had little impact on the public's attitudes toward gun control. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25995 at http://kbia.org Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? Newtown tragedy brings safety plans into focus for Columbia Schools http://kbia.org/post/newtown-tragedy-brings-safety-plans-focus-columbia-schools <p>Following today’s fatal school shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Columbia Public Schools administrators have spent the day discussing safety strategies and offering assurance to principals, educators and parents.</p><p>Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark called today’s incident a “nightmare” – but one that schools have to prepare for: "You know we really hope that we never ever have to use the emergency plans, but it is important to have those in place."</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:54:02 +0000 Janet Saidi 25965 at http://kbia.org Newtown tragedy brings safety plans into focus for Columbia Schools