School Works To Bounce Back After Campus Shooting
Monday, October 11, 2010
School was back in session today at Kelly Elementary in Carlsbad, just three days after an intruder shot and injured two children on campus. Students and their teachers are being eased back into the normal routine.
SAN DIEGO School was back in session today at Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad, just three days after an intruder shot and injured two children on campus. Students and their teachers are being eased back into the normal routine.
The day started with a special breakfast for teachers at Kelly Elementary. Kids and their parents arrived at 10 a.m. After a short day, the school had a welcome back celebration.
Devin Vodicka is Carlsbad Unified's director of curriculum. He said for students or teachers who need help, there are plenty of counselors available.
"They're all over the campus today,"Vodicka said, "doing small group work, doing individual, group, doing assessments, distributing resources and information, and we'll have that help as long as we need it."
Vodicka says there's a real sense of gratitude on campus, with kids and teachers happy to be back together.
School officials plan on conducting a thorough security review at Kelly.
Police said the suspect in the shooting, Brendan O'Rourke, got on campus last Friday by scaling a fence.
O'Rourke is being held at Vista Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
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