Talawanda School District weighs security options
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 00:01
“I have a fundamental problem with putting a gun in a school,” Crowder, also a Talawanda parent, said, “That’s supposed to be safe zone.”
All sources said that past a certain point, it is perhaps impossible to be fully prepared for an incident such as that at Sandy Hook Elementary. Rhoton often repeated that one cannot prepare for everything. He called parenting and the mental health system key factors of school tragedy prevention. While the events in Newtown did not change the Talawanda School District’s approach toward safety, it certainly brought it to public attention. Whether the board decides to hire a resource officer, Crowder says he’s never seen a situation where the well-being of the kids wasn’t put first.