Saturday, December 22, 2012
Did you tell your children? Do you have advice to share with other parents on how to approach this delicate conversation?
The morning of Dec. 14 came as a shock to all parents. We watched news of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut with tears in our eyes and a lump in our throats. While the rest of us went about our mornings on Friday, 26 innocent lives were lost at a suburban school much like the ones where we send our own children. Many questions were raised throughout that day and over the weekend, not the least of which was: "How do we explain this to our children?" Counselors, psychiatrists and others have offered ideas for talking to children about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. Social media has been abuzz with parents asking each other, "Will you? If so, how?" Some parents decided it was best to say nothing, while others …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Reports say a gunman took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children before he killed himself at a Connecticut elementary school.
UPDATE: Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:35 a.m. - A shooting rampage in Connecticut, Friday morning, Dec. 14, left 27 people dead at an elementary school, including 20 children, according to numerous media reports. In a story for the Washington Post, the Associated Press said the shooter had several guns during the rampage. Newtown Patch says gunman, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed himself. Other media outlets, who incorrectly labled Adam's brother Ryan Lanza the shooter at first, say Adam first killed his mother at the home he shared with her before driving her car to the school where she was a substitute teacher and beginning his spree. Newtown Patch says officials are expected provide additional details and victims' names on Saturday. The AP …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Victim survived; taken to Grady.
A man was shot outside Auto Service Unlimited, 9930 Jones Bridge Road, just north of Old Alabama on Friday night. According to Rosemary Taylor, communications manager for the Johns Creek Police Department, 911 received a call for shots fired around 8 p.m. The victim, who was not at the scene when police arrived, was shot twice in the chest and leg. He apparently was driven to a fire station in Roswell before being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Roswell Police called the JCPD to let them know the victim had been driven to Roswell. Detectives are investigating the incident.