Saturday, February 9, 2013
The president of the Kirkwood-based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod asked for an apology from a pastor who participated in an interfaith vigil after the shootings.
A few days after the shooting in Newtown, CT, that killed 20 children and six adults, the community gathered with a variety of clergy leaders representing a number of faiths for a prayer service and vigil. That didn't sit well with the president of the conservative, Kirkwood-based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. A pastor from Christ the King Lutheran Church, a Missouri Synod church in Newtown, was among those who participated. And the president of the synod, The Rev. Matthew Harrison, asked that pastor to apologize, as reported in an article by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday. The Post's coverage summarizes the issue thusly: The synod forbids "worship services that blend the beliefs and practices of Lutherans with those of other …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, Superintendent Dr. Jim Simpson highlights some of the district's practices, including intruder drills. There is an increased presence from school resource officers and St. Louis County Police this week.
Lindbergh parents and students may have noticed an increased presence from St. Louis County Police and school resource officers following last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. "During times like this it is only natural to think of our own children. As educators, we think of our students as well, and what we are doing every day to make sure they are safe," Superintendent Dr. Jim Simpson said in a letter to district families on Friday. The letter reviewed some of the district's current safety procedures, as well as what services are available to students following the Sandy Hook shooting. Officials have "plans in place for each of our buildings to deal with emergency situations, including those similar …
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown, CT school massacre, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will visit schools this week to discuss increasing security, including putting guns in elementary schools.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and police officers will begin visiting St. Louis County schools Monday morning, according to KMOV. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Fitch said he's received numerous calls from area schools concerned about security since Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, CT elementary school. Fitch acknowledges that most high schools and some middle schools, including those in West County, have armed school resource officers. However, elementary schools are not normally protected by officers. Fitch wants to see armed resource officers or armed school officials in those schools, according to KSDK. He points out that Sandy Hook Elementary School conducted threat drills and locked its …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Schools are implementing additional safety measures at Lindbergh schools.
Updated: Dec. 17, 9 a.m. The Lindbergh School District issued the following statement following Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.: "We are saddened today by the tragic loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The administration and staff at Lindbergh Schools have made security a primary focus for many years. Our buildings are secure, and our complete focus is on protection of students. Additional safety measures are being implemented at this time to reassure our community, our parents, our students and our staff that they are safe. We will continue to monitor information as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in Newtown, Conn." The school district…