Thursday, February 7, 2013
A comparison of existing state gun laws and proposed changes at the federal and state level.
Thursday, February 7
By Allen Etzler Capital News Service Gov. Martin O’Malley and President Barack Obama have proposed gun control and public safety legislation in response to the December school shootings in Newtown, CT. Here are some current Maryland laws, and the proposed legislative changes: Current Maryland Gun Laws Handguns: Assault Weapons: Ammunition Magazines: Proposed Changes to Maryland Law Proposed Changes to Federal Law
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Severna Park High School underwent an emergency drill Tuesday that dealt with an armed intruder in the building.
Police said at a news conference Wednesday that rumors spreading on social media of planned school shootings on Friday have all been investigated and found to be not credible. Lt. J.D. Batten, who is in charge of school security for Anne Arundel County, said some shooting rumors have come from students saying they heard it from others. The media conference was held Wednesday morning at the central office of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to address the rumors at multiple schools. On Tuesday, students at Severna Park High School underwent an emergency drill that focused on an armed intruder in the building. However, the drill was scheduled weeks ago and was unrelated to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Severna Park High …
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The drill, which was scheduled prior to Friday’s events in Connecticut, focuses on an armed and dangerous intruder in the building.
Students at Severna Park High School will undergo an emergency drill on Tuesday that deals with an armed and dangerous intruder in the building. However, the drill is unrelated to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. "All of our schools have to do [an emergency] drill five times a year,” Anne Arundel County Schools Spokesman Bob Mosier said. “They are designated months they do the drill in and December’s drill, coincidentally enough, is an active shooter in the school.” Mosier clarified that this drill is not because of the shooting in Connecticut on Friday. “There is absolutely no connection between the subject of the drill and Friday’s events,” Mosier said. However, due to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School …
The headmaster provided tips from Dr. Robert Evans, a clinical and school psychologist.
In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the Severn School is providing some tips for talking with children about tragedies. “In the face of such a tragedy, we not only think of those who are immediately impacted by the terrible event, but also wonder how to address such atrocities with our own children as they work through the emotions that are brought forth in them,” wrote Doug Lagarde, Severn School Headmaster, in an email. In order to help parents talk with their children about the tragic events, Lagarde offered an article written by Dr. Robert Evans, a clinical and school psychologist. Lagarde said Evans offers practical advice for dealing with difficult and tragic situations that may alarm children. …