Law enforcement and school districts are searching for solutions to protect students and prevent a repeat of the tragic Newtown school shooting last week.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police and school officials will discuss changes in security after Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Due to the recent event in Connecticut, St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership just announced Tuesday morning they will be meeting this Thursday at 9 a.m. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County was launched during the 1998-1999 school year. It is a collaborative agreement between the county police department, area police departments, school districts, and other concerned agencies, with the sole goal of assuring safety for children. The meeting, which is not open to the public, will be held at the Parkway School District Instructional Services Center. Editor's Note: Leave your own recommendations right here in the comments' …
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the owner of a military and law enforcement supply store in Chesterfield says such laws and regulations won't solve the problem.
The tragic death of 20 children and six adults in Connecticut at the hands of a heavily armed gunman has ignited a national debate about gun control, specifically the access of private citizens to military-grade gear. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) A federal ban on assault rifles passed in 1994 under Bill Clinton expired in 2004 and now many gun control advocates are calling for it to be reinstated, but Chesterfield resident Chad Weinman and CEO of TacticalGear.com says that won't solve the problem. The online company has a brick-and-mortar facility located on Edison Road in Chesterfield and primarily sells clothing and equipment such as holsters, vests and dynamic entry tools commonly used …
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown, CT school massacre, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will visit schools this week to discuss increasing security, including putting guns in elementary schools.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and police officers will begin visiting St. Louis County schools Monday morning, according to KMOV. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Fitch said he's received numerous calls from area schools concerned about security since Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, CT elementary school. Fitch acknowledges that most high schools and some middle schools, including those in West County, have armed school resource officers. However, elementary schools are not normally protected by officers. Fitch wants to see armed resource officers or armed school officials in those schools, according to KSDK. He points out that Sandy Hook Elementary School conducted threat drills and locked its …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Although the sharpshooting of deer in Town and Country is finished, residents are concerned that poachers remain in city limits.
After almost five weeks of sharpshooting deer in Town and Country, White Buffalo is finished culling the city's deer herd and headed out of town. (Read Previous Story: Sharpshooting Finished in Town and Country) The news of no more guns is a relief to many Town and Country residents, somewhat. Resident Dorothy Cooke tells Patch she is still very concerned that residents aren't exactly aware of what might be going on in their own back yards. She feels allowing sharpshooters into the city, also created an opportunity for hunters and poachers come to Town and Country under the veil of the sharpshooters. "I feel that this situation has been created in large part by you and decisions you have made," Cooke told the Town and Country Board of …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Plus, St. Louis County issues a bat warning, and an Oakville vet kicks off a "Biggest Loser" challenge for pets.
Here's a look at news from around the region. "Open Carry" Ban Passes With Emergency Provision: Maplewood City Council approved the provision to immediately outlaw the carrying of unconcealed firearms in the city. Bat Warning Issued By St. Louis County Health Department: The St. Louis County Department of Health reports a bat was recently found in a Manchester home and a resident underwent rabies shots. Southwick Veterinary Hospital Pounces on First Pet Weight Loss Challenge: Sign your pet up now for the inaugural challenge sponsored by Royal Canin. Viewfinder: Taste of South County Draws 700: More than 700 people filled Oakville High School's gym and cafeteria Sunday for the annual Taste of South County.