SIMI SCHOOLS RESPOND TO COLORADO SHOOTINGS.Byline: Sylvia L. Oliande Daily News Staff Writer
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But some parents of Simi Valley High School say that there should have been an effort to reach the entire student body in the wake of the tragedy in Littleton, Colo., that killed 15, including the two gunmen.
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Assistant Principal Barbara Hatton said administrators chose to let teachers take time to discuss last week's shooting, rather than call an assembly or make an announcement over the public address system.
``We're not going to have an assembly and speak to the students when they have to learn,'' she said. ``In the two years I've worked here, we've had one assembly.
``We put education first here and they're in the classroom. We decided to handle it in a more intimate way,'' she said.
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But Hatton said no fights or verbal altercations were reported to officials on Friday, and said that if it did happen, it was likely a brief exchange that didn't raise concern.
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``We asked students if they could hide some of these warning signs from their parents and they said, yes,'' Hatton said. ``But they don't usually hide it from friends . . . If nothing else the kids want to be safe here, and the parents want their kids to be safe.''
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Royal High School Assistant Principal Sara Davis said her principal called a meeting among teachers on April 21 - the day after the Colorado shootings - and urged them to lead classroom discussions. And if a teacher was uncomfortable doing so, an administrator would take their place.
She said there have been no threats or violent outbreaks on campus. The most they've dealt with is referring individual students to counseling if they thought it was needed.