Substitute teacher launched effort to send survivors and their families to Disney World.
NORTHERN JERSEY -- Miles away from Newtown, CT, a New Jersey resident said she felt personally impacted by the elementary school shooting in which 20 children were killed last month. Sarah Cox, 22, a substitute teacher in Butler, said she spends a lot of time around children who are similar ages to those who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I enjoy working with the younger kids, I love children and I could not believe it," Cox said. "I'm sure everyone in America's heart is breaking for these families." While Cox has spent some time reflecting on the tragedy, she has also spent time planning for a way to bring some sort of relief to the survivors and their relatives. Cox said she instantly thought of Disney and launched the Dreams …
School district sends message pledging school safety to Kinnelon parents.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Kinnelon Public Schools district sent a textcaster message to parents Friday afternoon acknowledging the shooting massacre in a Sandy Hook, Conn., elementary school and promising parents the district would work to keep Kinnelon students safe. "We mourn with the students and families in Newtown, CT and can resonate with the extreme anxiety that this type of senseless and violent act can provoke. As horrible as this event is, it was extremely rare and unusual," the district said. The message continued with a reflection on how the event affects Kinnelon. "When these tragedies occur we wonder about our own children and community. Please be assured that our schools continue to be a safe and secure with staff well trained in emergency …