Thursday, December 20, 2012
Our Patches across the country will take part in a Web Moment of Silence on Friday, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has requested that state residents pause to remember those lost last week.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and Patches in Michigan and across the country will join in a Web Moment of Silence to mark the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Snyder said the moment of silence was requested by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe December 21, 2012, as a day of mourning. Malloy sent a letter to all the nation's governors asking them to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the fallen. Patch sites across the country will mark the tragedy at 9:30 a.m. EST. Among other sites taking part in the Web Moment of Silence are AOL, Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The bill would have allowed concealed weapons in gun-free zones such as schools and sports arenas.
Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons into public schools and sports arena, according to a report on Michigan Public Radio. The Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bill 59 late last week that would have allowed concealed weapons in gun-free zones, but in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, CT, many had called for Snyder to veto the legislation. David Hecker, Michigan President of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) said in a Friday statement, "We’re aghast that this lame duck legislature thinks it’s a good idea to put MORE guns in our schools, let alone places of worship or sports arenas...The House passed SB 59 on Thursday. How dare these lame duck legislators put the safety of students, …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Mary Kay Gallagher offers advice on how to talk to children about the news of the tragedy.
On Friday morning, a gunman entered an elementary school in Newtown, CT, killing at least 26 people, 18 of them children. In response, Northville Public Schools Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher wrote a letter to the school district. In the letter, Gallagher says the district is grieving with the Newtown families and staff. She also addressed how to talk to your children about the tragedy and safety at Northville schools. A portion of Gallager's letter reads as follows: "Parents often ask how they can best support their children and young adults as they too grapple with news of incomprehensible tragedy. The attached document from the National Association of School Psychologists provides some helpful information about talking with children …
Friday, December 14, 2012
On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you think?
Should Michigan's governor sign a bill on is desk that would allow concealed weapons in former no-gun zones, like schools? The question is timely for two reasons: What do you think of the legislation? Should the governor sign it? Answer our poll and tell us in comments.