EAGLE POINT, Ore. – One year ago, Eagle Point Schools began upgrading their school security systems, in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. School leaders said those projects will continue this summer. The district teamed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office in 2013 to install … Continue reading »
Sandy Hook Elementary students return to classes.
PHOENIX, Ore., – One week after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., people in the Rogue Valley looked for a way to honor the memory of the victims. More than 20 people arrived at the track at Phoenix High School on Friday afternoon to participate in an event dedicated to … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Local students are hoping to help the young Sandy Hook survivors feel safe when they return to school in the new year. Kennedy Elementary School students are creating snowflakes as part of a national campaign started by the Connecticut PTSA. The dozens of snowflakes created in Megan Stillwell’s third grade class will … Continue reading »
NEWTOWN, Ore. — After a grim weekend in the wake of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, first responders in Newtown, Connecticut got a brief respite from the tragedy. At the fire station Monday morning, fire fighters got a shipment of Christmas wreaths donated from a wreath farm across the country in Portland, … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – Rogue Valley schools are reacting to Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, discussing students, safety, and their own response. The shock and sadness from Medford schools has them reiterating their own safety precautions as they try to make sense of a tragedy. School resource officer Ernie Whiteman works with students at several schools North … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced they are sending patrols to schools in the county in response to the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that they are currently currently sending patrol deputies to all schools in the jurisdictional county to address campus safety … Continue reading »
NEWTOWN, Conn. — An emotional President Obama speaks to the nation following the deadly attack at an elementary school in Connecticut. At least 27 people are dead, most them children. The suspected gunman may have killed his brother and mother before heading to the school where his mother worked a kindergarten teacher. At least 4 … Continue reading »