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Bellmore-Merrick CHSD Reacts to Newtown Shooting

Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by representatives of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

Our condolences and prayers are with all those affected by the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT. 

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In reflecting on these heartbreaking events, Bellmore-Merrick CHSD administrators reviewed and updated each school building’s safety and security plans and are working with all staff in this regard. The district remains committed to educating all of our students in a secure and safe environment. 

School psychologists and counselors will continue to be available to speak with any students to offer support during this difficult time.  

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FedUpRealist December 18, 2012 at 08:43 PM
News flash!!! The largest mass-school killing took place in the 1920's or 30's in Michigan. The nut job killed more people than anyone prior OR anyone since his heinous act. Ya' know how he did it? Nope, he didn't use a gun. He used dynamite. That's right, dynamite!!! The largest mass-school killing in China was carried out by a piece of human excrement using a sword and a machete. Do we ban those too??? How 'bout Jim Jones and his method of insanity? Should we have banned kool-aid? Guns don't kill people. PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!!! Crazy people kill people. After all the knee-JERK reactions are over, only minor changes (to policy) will be made and all will be forgotten - just like dynamite in the last century. As for the media-driven term 'assault' rifles, are there any other kind? Really, think about it! Politics at it's best. Most unknowledgable folk - thanks to hysteria - think an assault rifle sprays bullets when the trigger is pulled. NOPE! Only one bullet at a time. The trigger must be depressed each time one wishes to fire a shot. Semi-automatic only means the spent cartridge is discharged an another bullet is 'automatically' place in the chamber. Imagine if a law-abiding, well- protected citizen was sitting in the theater in Colorado. Just imagine what he may have prevented. The same goes for an armed school security guard in Columbine or Sandy Hook. Soon - hopefully real soon, the Bellmore-Merrick district and many other others around this country will enact this necessary measure of protection. Remember, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!!! God Bless the families of the victims!!!
Linda Gottlieb January 06, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Bigger news flash In 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 15 people and wounded 23 more at Columbine High School. The destruction occurred despite the fact that there was an armed security officer at the school and another one nearby

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