Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In light of the Sandy Hook school shooting and a recent bomb threat, the Bristol Township School District will be partnering with local authorities to increase securities at its schools.
From now on, Bristol Township School District students and parents will see an increase in police presence at schools due to an extension of the partnership between the school district and the Bristol Township Police Department. Bristol Township patrol officers have been directed by Chief James P. McAndrew to stop in at Bristol Township schools each day as part of their regular area patrol. According to a school district press release, the directive comes in the aftermath of the Newtown, Ct. school shooting tragedy, and a recent bomb threat at Harry S Truman High School. "While the bomb threat appears to have been false, students and their families were alarmed by it. Township police and other emergency personnel joined with school …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Neshaminy School District Superintendent Robert Copeland reassures the community that district schools are prepared for emergency situations.
Just like communities across the country, the Neshaminy community is morning the loss of life in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. "No words can adequately express the senseless taking of innocent lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the parents, family members, school staff and community members. Our nation is rocked by this event, and our own community is reeling from what happened and the ever present possibility of what could happen here or somewhere else," Neshaminy Superintendent Robert Copeland said. In addition to sharing sympathy for the victims and their families, Copeland is reassuring the community that the district is constantly working to keep its schools safe. The school district has a…
A candle light vigil will be held tonight, Monday, Dec. 17 to honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
To honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Herbert Hoover Elementary teachers have organized a candle light vigil. The vigil will be held Monday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at Hoover Elementary located at 501 Trenton Road, Langhorne. If you would like to join the teachers and community members in honoring those who lost their lives, please bring a battery operated or wax candle.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mary Sherlach, the mother-in-law of Patch writer Eric Schwartz, was among 27 people killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
The deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, claimed the life of a Patch writer's family member. Mary Sherlach, the school's psychologist, was among 26 people, including 20 children, who died when a gunman opened fire at the school Friday morning. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also died in the rampage. Sherlach was the mother-in-law of Deptford resident Eric Schwartz, a longtime Patch freelancer who covers high school sports in South Jersey. Sherlach, 56, lived in Trumbull, CT. Schwartz and his wife, Maura, arrived in Connecticut on Friday evening to be with their family. They could not be reached for comment. In the shooting spree, Lanza also reportedly killed his mother, who was a teacher …