Friday, December 21, 2012
Directors had a moment of silence at Tuesday’s board meeting to remember the tragedy in Newtown, CT.
On Thursday, the Eisenhower Community Center’s boardroom was unusually full of people waiting to see how the School Board would vote on a request from some Edina property owners to leave the school district. Before that vote took place, though, the board had some other business to take care of: remembering those affected by last week’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. “Our thoughts are with all the devastated families whose lives were touched by the intersection of gun violence and mental illness on that day,” School Board Chairwoman Susan Wootten said. “In this stark event, we are reminded of the precious and the fleeting nature of the days that we have with the ones we love—and of the need to live them to the fullest.” After …
Monday, December 17, 2012
‘Obviously, we hope that such a tragedy will never occur again. However, the police department and the school district will continue to partner up and be ready.’
Monday, December 17, 2012
Editor’s Note: Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg submitted the following guest column in the wake of last week’s tragedy. As we give pause to remember the victims in the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the Hopkins Police Department feels that it is important to let the community know about the partnership that exists between our agency and the local schools. For the past several years, the Hopkins Police Department and the Hopkins School District have planned, practiced and reviewed emergency plans, including school shootings and other types of threats. These plans are reviewed at least annually and Hopkins police officers continually go through training on how to respond to these events. This training includes, but is not …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Well-wishers are sending thoughts, prayers and other support to Newtown from throughout the United States and abroad.
NEWTOWN, CT -- In New Hampshire, a student created a makeshift candlelight memorial for the victims. On Long Island, a neighborhood turned off its holiday lights in the wake of the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 school kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. A blogger from Atlanta wrote a riveting Christmas poem, where he asks Santa to "take my presents and change them into hugs. And throw them down their chimneys with all your Christmas love." More than 1,000 Facebook users have shared Brandon Kelley's post. As Newtown residents take their first, tentative steps toward recovering from a shocking shooting spree that has gripped the nation, an outpouring of support continues to build. Already, more than 1,400 Patch …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Golden Valley resident and District 44B Rep. Ryan Winkler took to Twitter, along with other locals, to offer thoughts on Friday's tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
In the wake of a shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Golden Valley resident and 44B Rep. Ryan Winkler and other local businesses and officials are turning to Twitter to offer condolences and bits of advice to those parents who are trying to talk to their children about the horrific event. According to the Associated Press, 27 people are dead, including 18 children, as a result of a shooting at the school. For up to date information on the shooting, visit Newtown Patch. At noon, Winkler tweeted: I have no greater fear than an elementary school shooting. Our gun debates are dumb--question is why do we have so much senseless violence? At about 12:45 p.m., Winkler offered some resources for those parents who …