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Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Seth McCoy '19, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinions

We live in a time where school-shootings have somehow become the mainstream. In this day and age, armed School Resource Officers (SROs) are just another staff member you pass in the cafeteria. As disgusting as it is, schools are a target for violence; last year, the US carried the weight of 113 schoo...

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief

June 7, 2018


Filed under News

By Sophie Driscoll '19 Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 18-29, legislation banning bump stocks and other devices that increase the rate of fire of semi automatic firearms, into law on Thursday, May 31. The legislation will take effect October 1, 2018. It states that people who “sell, o...

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration, the walkout took place in the Staples courtyard and was followed by a rally on Veteran’s...

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

  It sounded just like fireworks, like the fourth of July. But then it grew louder and louder, the pop, pop, popping of a machine gun flying down the hallways, searching for a body, any body, to pierce through and make its next victim. You’re running to hide, running to save your life; but ...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Extended Coverage, Top Stories

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

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