school shooting connecticut http://kbia.org en Columbia schools considering gun policy http://kbia.org/post/columbia-schools-considering-gun-policy <p>A Columbia school district committee is considering a plan to allow two employees to carry guns on school grounds. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:42:36 +0000 Associated Press 30744 at http://kbia.org Columbia schools considering gun policy 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