school shooting connecticut

Education
4:42 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Columbia schools considering gun policy

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A Columbia school district committee is considering a plan to allow two employees to carry guns on school grounds.

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Crime
4:54 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Newtown tragedy brings safety plans into focus for Columbia Schools

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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.

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."

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