Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Student Fires Police Officer’s Handgun On Northern Virginia School Bus
A student accidentally shot a police officer’s handgun on a Northern Virginia school bus on Monday. Four students were on the bus at the time, along with the police officer, the bus driver and a bus aide, and no one was hurt. (via Huffington Post)
Bed rest during pregnancy could worsen risk for premature birth, study shows
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. (via Fox News)
Video Game to Help Kids Fight Cancer
Re-Mission 2 is a collection of six free online games–accessible via Web browser or Apple iPad–that share the theme of taking the fight to cancer. They do this by arming patients with a virtual arsenal of chemo, radiation and targeted cancer drug attacks designed to crush advancing malignant forces. (via Yahoo News)
Philadelphia doctor guilty of murdering infants in late-term abortions
A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty on Monday of murdering three babies during late-term abortions at a clinic serving low-income women. (via Yahoo News)
Buena Vista School District Officially Closes For Year, Offers ‘Skills Camp’
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For the 400 or so students in Buena Vista, Mich., school is over, even though the academic year isn’t supposed to end until the middle of June. Instead, they will likely attend “skills camp.” (via Huffington Post)
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
As a parent, you were no doubt horrified by the senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month that left 20 children and six adults dead—and left many of us feeling hopeless and vulnerable. But now you can take action to protect your family. On January 26th, join the March on Washington for Gun Control. Supporters are calling for Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban (which expired in 2004), outlaw high capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks, and instate a 28-day waiting period for all gun purchases. Of particular interest for parents is the campaign’s push to require mandatory gun safety training before purchasing a gun to reduce the number of tragic accidents that claim many young lives each year.
To join the march, go to Facebook.com/GunCtrlMarch. If you can’t be there in person, show your solidarity by donating at Rally.org/marchonwashingtonforguncontrol and follow the movement on Twitter @GunCtrlMarch.
We at Parents believe strongly in the cause of keeping kids safe from guns at home, in schools, and everywhere. We are currently working on a gun safety story aimed at increasing awareness of this important issue. More than 30,000 people are killed each year in America from guns. Let’s do our part to reduce this tragically high figure.
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