Columbus City Schools sends safety reminder after Texas shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Columbus City Schools is sent its condolences to the victims of the Texas shooting.

The district is also sending out a reminder to parents and the community to keep an eye out If you see something, say something.  This is all a part of the district’s safer together campaign. With 8 days left in the current school year the district is encouraging it’s students to speak up. The images from Texas left parents, like Jeanne Hoffman, crushed. 

“It makes me horribly sad. As a parent myself and just to have to experience that. It’s sad,” said Hoffman.

Jeanne Hoffman and Erica Hinkle have children that attend Columbus City Schools.  They both still are trying to wrap their minds around the Parkland, Florida shooting.
Like many…..They both wonder why is this happening over and over again.

“Just another school shooting and it’s a very sad state of affairs for our country.  I think it’s gun control. And lack of mental health facilities and services for people that need it,” said Hinkle.

CCS interim superintendent Dr. John Stanford sent NBC4 a letter expressing the district’s condolences, and telling us how they plan to move forward.  He also said “In the weeks and months to come, let us turn today’s anger and sorrow into tomorrow’s actions and solutions,”.

One of his efforts is encouraging students to be on the lookout.   School officials set up an anonymous hotline for students to call if they see something disturbing at their school. 1-1-844-Safer-OH.

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