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CV Superintendent Releases Statement on School Shooting

Superintendent Brian White Jr. offered resources for how Chartiers Valley parents can talk to their kids about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Chartiers Valley Superintendent Brian White Jr. released a statement Saturday morning on the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

He offered his condolences to the families involved and offered resources for how Chartiers Valley parents can talk to their kids about the tragedy.

Look below to read the entire statement. You can also click here to read tips about “Talking to Children About Violence.”

 

Dear Parents, Employees and Community Members,

Our thoughts are with the families impacted by the tragic loss of life in Connecticut. This tragedy is difficult for anyone, especially children, to comprehend.

A resource you may find useful is "Talking to Children About Violence:  Tips for Parents and Teachers" From the National Association of School Psychologist. Please be open to listening to your children talk about their feelings and reaction to this incident.

I, like you, am deeply disturbed by the events in Connecticut. When an incident this significant occurs, it makes us take time to reassess our own protocols and security measures. Therefore, we will be reviewing our security, security procedures and preventative measures.

Sincerely,

Brian White
Superintendent

Mike Jones (Editor) December 15, 2012 at 04:28 PM
How have you talked to your kids about the tragedy? What advice to you have for other parents who are struggling to discuss it with their children?
clint eastwood December 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM
As parents have you discussed with you children what to do if a shooting situation happened in school or in public? It's a shame but times are changing and we need to start protecting are love ones ... Do you as a adult have a plan if you are out and some one starts shooting ?
Rita Labbett December 15, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I am very thankful my child goes to Chartiers Valley. We had a dance for the middle school students last night and Chartiers Valley administrative officials were proactive and had two police officers present to put both the parents and students mind at ease. Unfortunately these tragedies can happen anywhere. But I feel CV is always looking for ways to prevent such tragedies at our schools.
Patti December 15, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I know that many parents tend to keep this kind of information from their children, which is understandable. But the fact of the matter is, you can't protect your kids from hearing bits and pieces about this tragedy from peers and classmates and such, which is why I make a point of discussing these things factually with my children and answering their questions. I would rather they get their facts straight from me instead of finding out by hearing information from other children that might be innaccurate and perhaps blown out of proportion, which I think would acutally be a scarier way to learn about this tragedy.
same old story December 15, 2012 at 06:14 PM
THIS NUT JOB LEFT A TRAIL ,OF INSANITY SOME WHERE? WHY WAS HE NOT PEGGED FOR BEING A TWIT
clint eastwood December 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Thank HIPPA for not allowing any information to be allowed to be known or given to anyone... Try to call and get any information about a friend or family member. What do they tell you.. sorry do to HIPPA we can't tell you
same old story December 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
HIPPA THE DOWNFALL OF AMERICA
same old story December 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM
LET EVERYONE PACK. IT WILL BE AN ADVENTURE
Jennifer R December 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Wondering what CV plans to do to make the kids safer? Armed guards, buzz in security? Any word?
Mike Jones (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Trying to reach out to CV officials, but have not been able to talk to them yet today. They did participate in this "active shooter" drill with area police departments at the high school earlier this year... http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articles/police-trained-in-january-to-stop-active-shooter-at-chartiers-valley-high-school
Jennifer R December 17, 2012 at 05:35 PM
That's great news, but I am more concerned about preventing a shooting access and protection before law enforcment gets there...which is often too late. Thanks Mike
same old story December 18, 2012 at 12:32 AM
GET THE DRUGS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS

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