Education

North Salem Superintendent: School Shootings 'Gut-Wrenching'

738e78f02508fd0b01ec_2b1374eca4c83697f526_49041.JPG
Superintendent Kenneth Freeston lives in Newtown, Conn. The Florida school shooting, he said, "hearkens back to the...horrors and the shooting there." Credits: File
738e78f02508fd0b01ec_2b1374eca4c83697f526_49041.JPG

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-School districts around the country this week continue to discuss safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 people died.

For Schools Superintendent Kenneth Freeston, the tragedy hit particularly close to home.

“Everyone knows that I live in Newtown and that hearkens back to the Newtown horrors and the shooting there,” Freeston said.

Sign Up for E-News

Freeston said the school’s Safety Committee will meet with the Westchester County Police for a debriefing and to talk about possible future training opportunities in the coming weeks.

“These shootings are just so gut-wrenching,” Freeston said. “I’m pleased we have the capacity in North Salem to be ready if it ever happens here. Our kids are ready, but you’re never really ready. We saw that today.”

• To read more from this story in the newspaper, please request a FREE subscription to North Salem News by clicking on the following link: http://www.halstonmedia.com/requestors/nsn_requestor.pdf

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Do it badly!

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at least to start. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to get started on a project even if I don’t have all the pieces together. Sometimes just puttering, tinkering or moving the parts around will help me sort out my brain enough to give me an idea of how to tackle a project.  

I can’t tell you how many times ...

Putnam County highlights

Putnam County: ”Where the country begins” pretty much sums up my view every day as I traverse this beautiful area. At every turn there is a reservoir, farm, trail or the stunning vista of the Hudson Highlands. Less development and fewer traffic lights showcase nature’s bounty uniquely during each season and I never tire of taking it all in. I often stop and take pictures on my ...

More than just a book store

What consistently rates 4.9 to 5.0 on the major customer review sites? What business is both destination and resource, a tradition, a haven, valued, endangered and has something for everyone, at every age? 
Hands down, it is your local independent bookstore. They have faced challenges (think “When Harry Met Sally”) and still do (um, Amazon), but those that remain have carved out ...