Saturday, December 15, 2012
Districts in Joliet, Minooka and Channahon have all worked with local law enforcement for years to keep students safe.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dawn Aulet
Saturday, December 15, 2012
On Friday morning, a gunman opened fire in Connecticut, killing 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The tragedy was not near us in distance, but hit home as parents' thoughts went to the safety of their own children. The thoughts of concern were shared with local school administrators. "Clearly, our thoughts and prayers are with the community but especially the family members of the victims," Don White, superintendent of Troy Consolidated School District 30c said in a note home to parents Friday. "There are no words that can be shared to comfort us when we face situations such as these. "However, I wanted all Troy families to know that much like other schools, we do our very best to be as prepared as possible for …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Additional officers will be on hand during dismissal at District 202 schools now through Dec. 21.
Updated at 3:21 p.m. Dec. 14: Parents can expect to see an increased police presence at Plainfield School District campuses as school lets out over the next week, according to district officials. In light of reported threats in Oswego School District 308 and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, District 202 Community Relations Director Tom Hernandez said there will be additional officers on hand following dismissal. “Beyond that, we’re not issuing a statement at this time,” Hernandez said. “Right now, we’re conducting business as usual.” Follow Newtown Patch’s coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Though officials do not feel there is a reason for additional concern, Hernandez emphasized that District 202 has worked …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Colleen Curry is collecting signatures urging the District 202 Board of Education to reject a plan to install gun safes in four Plainfield schools.
When Colleen Curry first heard about a proposal to install gun safes — not to mention AR-15 rifles — in Plainfield schools, she thought it was just a rumor. “I saw some pratter on the Internet,” she said. “It was kind of on my radar.” Curry soon discovered the proposal was real: Under a request by Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek, school resource officers at Plainfield high school campuses sought permission to install gun safes, where they could store their rifles in case of a school shooter incident. Curry said she was shocked to see information about the proposal in a District 202 newsletter last Friday. “I was sort of blown away,” she said. “I thought, I don’t think I’m OK with this.” So on Monday, Curry launched a petition online …