Hamden School Officials to Hold Forum Sunday on Newtown Shooting

They will address concerns about the Newtown school shooting with parents and staff Sunday at Hamden Middle School.


Hamden school officials will hold a forum on Sunday for staff and parents to address concerns relations to the school shootings that happened in Newtown on Friday.

The forum will take place at 2 p.m. at Hamden Middle School, according to Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz.

"This will be for parents and staff just to listen and hear questions and concerns," she said. "We also want to share information with parents for how to deal with this tragedy with their children."

Rabinowitz said she knows many in the Newtown school district so it has been very difficult for her and others in Hamden.

"It hits very close to home and I'm devastated for everyone involved," she said."It's a horrific tragedy and it's difficult to understand how anything like this could happen to anyone in our schools."

Like in Newtown, Hamden schools have security measures in place, including all doors locked at all times.

"It would be very hard for someone to get in -- people would have to be buzzed in at all of our schools," she said. "We also have safety plans in place for all of our schools."

Investigators haven't said how suspected shooter Adam Lanza got into Sandy Hook Elementary School but suspect he forced his way in the building, possibly breaking a window to get in. It's not thought he was buzzed in a door.

judy cronan December 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
why aren't we having a vigil here in Hamden?
judy cronan December 15, 2012 at 07:06 PM
aren't we having a vigil here in Hamden?
Kathleen Ramunni December 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
There is an informal vigil planned for 7 p.m. tonight at Meadowbrook Field at Town Center Park.
Kathleen Ramunni December 15, 2012 at 08:51 PM


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