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T.L.C.: South Whitley Elementary students greeted with care

December 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— “We offered our kids a lot of T.L.C.,” said South Whitley Elementary School Principal Bruce Hansen at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Hansen shared with Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees that after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, faculty at SWES was briefed and a safety drill, which was already planned, was held.

“We worked hard to reassure the kids that they are safe,” said Hansen. “We gave out a lot of hugs.”

According to Hansen’s observations, there was a greater number of parents who brought their children to school rather than sending them by bus.

“It was a tough day for our staff, but that just shows how much they really care about our students, “ Hansen said to board members.
“After the day was over, I felt good and the staff felt good that we were able to handle everything in the right way.”

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