Connecticut School Shooting
The Merchantville School in Camden County is closed Thursday after school officials discovered a threat on the boy’s bathroom wall.
His stance hasn’t really changed, it’s just getting a lot more attention now.
Northampton Township police arrested the teen on December 20th after receiving a tip from the parent of another child that the student had made a verbal threat to bring weapons to the school.
Upper Merion police chief Tom Nolan suggested greater police visibility — not only as an extra measure of comfort but as a deterrent.
Upper Merion schools will start 2013 off with a new security measure.
Spurred by both last month’s Newtown, Conn., tragedy and three fatal New Year’s Day shootings in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter indicates that he is preparing a new effort to stem gun violence.
School officials in Marlboro say they are placing armed, uniformed township police officers in the district’s schools.
A memorandum issued Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Stewart Greenleaf said his proposed resolution would allow the task force experts to examine issues surrounding gun violence.
The tragedy that occurred at an elementary school in Connecticut touched people across the world and left many wanting to help and lend a hand to their fellow neighbor.
A college in suburban Philadelphia is offering four full scholarships to siblings and dependents of the Connecticut school shooting victims.
The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”
Pennsylvania’s senior US senator, Democrat Bob Casey, says the school rampage has prompted him to change his position and support a ban on assault weapons. But, when pressed by reporters at a Thursday news conference, Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett largely deflected questions about his position on assault weapons, shifting the focus to other issues.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett asked that a moment of silence be taken in Pennsylvania to honor the victims of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning.
A high school in eastern Pennsylvania will be closed Friday after officials received a bomb threat.
Long opposed to new gun laws, Sen. Bob Casey said Wednesday that in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings he would now support bills to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.