Sunday, December 16, 2012
Following the shooting a Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., parents around the country are asking this question.
Friday's lockdown at Bloomingdale High School only added fuel to the blazing questions surrounding the safety of students at school. On the morning of Dec. 14, Bloomingdale High was placed on lockdown after a parent reported seeing a student carrying a gun. "It turned out the student was part of an ROTC exercise, and the gun wasn't real," said School District of Hillsborough County spokeswoman Linda Cobbe. However, the parent's caution was understandable in light of the shooting at Sandy Hooks Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., earlier that morning. According to our sister news site, Newton Patch, the gunman used a high-powered rifle to shoot 28 people including 20 children. While Hillsborough County has avoided the horror of a school …
Friday, December 14, 2012
According to a report, an incident with an ROTC rifle has caused Bloomingdale High School to be placed on lockdown.
According to a report on abcactionnews.com, an incident with an ROTC rifle has caused Bloomingdale High School to be placed on lockdown Friday morning. According to the article: "Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials said the school is on lockdown due to a suspicious incident involving a ROTC rifle and it does not appear the object is dangerous." By 11:45 a.m., officials said that the school was no longer on lockdown.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
What every parent should know.
Last Wednesday began as a typical work day. I was sipping my coffee and responding to work e-mails when I heard my cell phone buzz. After a few minutes, I grabbed my phone and noticed that my daughter sent me a text. I assumed she had left something at home and needed me to run it to her school, but that was not the case. I could not believe what I was reading: “Police cars are all over the neighborhood and by the school. We are under lockout!” My daughter is an eighth-grader at Seminole Middle School. I immediately tried to reach the school’s front office, but all the lines were busy. It was because of all the frantic parents calling to get more information on the lockout. I soon learned via the police department that Seminole High, …