Saturday, January 12, 2013
Absolutely nothing was gained by that long protracted Lock Out.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) I, for one am thrilled the National Hockey League Lock Out is over. Thank goodness, we can get back to our “biscuit in the basket” routine now. There will be some more Gus Kyle “barn burners” this winter. Hope springs eternal. Fact is, I know little, if anything about hockey. My eye sight is not the world’s best, but truth be known, I’ve never ever seen a goal be scored. I see a lot of pushing and shoving around the net, and the next moment, the horn is blaring and blinking lights are going off. I suppose viewing from the cheap seats, someone scored. How about lighting their heads? I have a novel idea; why not light the helmets of the players, so when a player scores, their …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As a swat team searched the nearby area, four Parkway schools went into "lockout" mode. Here's how it unfolded as nearly 100 students and staff were locked inside Parkway South High School.
Parkway School District officials say the system worked as it was supposed to on Monday evening when a gun scare in the vicinity of Parkway South High left 100 students and staff locked inside until the situation was resolved. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Parkway district spokeswoman Cathy Kelly said parents were not notified during the two-hour period that events were unfolding because the situation was changing so quickly, officials didn't want to send misinformation. The lockout at four Parkway schools began on Monday afternoon after a Webster Groves 19-year-old bought a shotgun, texted his girlfriend that he was going to kill himself, then proceeded to the area near Parkway South High School. No one was …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police shared new details Tuesday about the search for a suicidal suspect with a loaded shotgun near Parkway schools Monday evening.
Police now say the 19-year-old Webster Groves man will not face criminal charges after prompting four Parkway schools to go into "lockout" mode Monday evening while police searched nearby woods for the teen. Manchester police tell Patch the shotgun was loaded when it was seized by police after the search Monday night. It was purchased around 3:30 p.m. Monday by the teen at South Side Guns. (Read Related Story: Suicidal Suspect Caught, Caused 'Lockout' at 4 Parkway Schools) It all began around 4:30 p.m. after police said the teen bought a shotgun Monday afternoon, texted his girlfriend that he was going to kill himself, then proceeded to the area near Parkway South High School, causing more than two hours of alarm at four Parkway district …
Approximately 100 students and staff were locked inside Parkway South High School as a swat team searched the woods behind the campus for a suicidal 19-year-old with a shotgun.
This email alert was sent to Parkway parents Monday night after four schools went into "lockout" as police searched for a suicidal man with a gun Monday evening.