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SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ âWe offered our kids a lot of T.L.C.,â said South Whitley Elementary School Principal Bruce Hansen at Tuesdayâs school board meeting.
Hansen shared with Whitko Community School Corporationâs 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.
âWe worked hard to reassure the kids that they are safe,â said Hansen. âWe gave out a lot of hugs.â
According to Hansenâs observations, there was a greater number of parents who brought their children to school rather than sending them by bus.
âIt was a tough day for our staff, but that just shows how much they really care about our students, â Hansen said to board members.
âAfter the day was over, I felt good and the staff felt good that we were able to handle everything in the right way.â
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