Monday, December 17, 2012
Hansen says that the district was to provide addition support to parents and children on Monday to help work through some of their emotions during this difficult time.
Elmbrook School Superintendent Mark Hansen reflected on Friday's horrific tragedy in Connecticut on his blog, says the district's thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook and that the district continues to assess the safety and security protocols. He also indicated that all of the schools have emergency protocols in place which have been created through collaboration with law enforcement in the area. Echoing information he provided to the Patch on Friday, Hansen said that these protocols cover a number of different scenarios "including preparedness for such senseless acts as witnessed most recently at Sandy Hook." "Although we cannot release details to these plans for obvious reasons, please know that we have emergency …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Sikh community held a memorial service followed by a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of the Newton, Conn. shooting.
The Sikh Gurdwara in Brookfield held a memorial service and a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening commemorating the victims in Newton, Conn. Over 50 members of the Sikh community participated in the Vigil on Saturday evening. Organizers planned the event via e-mail throughtout the day following the events on Friday.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Family of Maelyn Lind share their memories of spa employee who was described as a "hero" for her actions on that tragic day.
“I wish I could have been in her place.” Those were the words Tuesday evening of Maelyn Lind’s choked-up father, Keith Hanson, after Maelyn’s family held a news conference to commemorate her memory. Hanson said that the tragedy – Maelyn was one of three women who died in the Azana Salon & Spa shooting Sunday in Brookfield - had made him initially question his faith. Then, he realized, “she had to do what she did. She did what was right. God was calling her at this time. She went straight to heaven.” What Maelyn did was save the daughter of Zina Haughton, who was the shooter’s main target. But that was just like Maelyn, 38, family members said. She was a woman always willing to help others, and she loved children. Maelyn Lind’s 19-year-old …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin members, along with police and city officials, comment on Sunday's shooting there, which is being deemed an act of domestic terrorism.
Check out this video with Patch's coverage of Sunday's Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting, where six were killed and three were injured. Many temple members were shocked and saddened by the incident, which is being classified as an act of domestic terrorism.
Seven people, including shooter, died Sunday morning at Oak Creek temple; veteran police officer among those injured.
Story updated at 7:50 a.m. Monday; includes name of gunman. At least seven people are confirmed dead and three others injured, following the Sunday morning shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. Police on Monday said one gunman was responsible for the act: Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Page was attached to the Fort Bragg base in North Carolina. He recently moved to a duplex in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Avenue in Cudahy, the newspaper reported. Three bodies were found outside the temple at 7512 S. Howell Ave. and four were inside the building. Among the deceased is the gunman, who apparently acted alone. The two officers who first arrived at the temple …
Friday, July 20, 2012
An armed gunman raided a movie theater in Colorado during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," killing at least 12 people and wounding many more.
Though it happened several states over — in Colorado — the news of at least 12 people dead and dozens of people injured during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," really hit home for some Milwaukee area residents. "It's scary. I know people that went to the midnight show here and if I was able to I would have gone to one," Stephen Milek posted on the Greendale Patch Facebook page. "What should have been an exciting weekend for movie fans is now overshadowed by this senseless tragedy. " Lisa Miller wrote on the Greenfield Patch Facebook page that she would actually be hesitant to hit the theaters after hearing the news. "Tragedy can strike anywhere, any time, and no one is immune," Miller wrote. "We can't …