€55,000 funding for anti-bullying training

first_imgNewsEducation€55,000 funding for anti-bullying trainingBy John Keogh – September 17, 2014 715 TAGSbullyingDepartment of EducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Advertisement Delay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’ Previous articleFree tests in Limerick to protect against sight lossNext article1,000 Limerick people run 5k with Ray John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes New UL president invited independent inquiry WhatsApp Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.”Education Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has announced that €55,000 in additional funding is to be provided for nationwide anti-bullying training sessions for parents this year.This figure is in addition to the €60,000 originally allocated this year, bringing the total allocation for 2014 to €115,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary NPC-P and the National Parents Council Post Primary NPC-PP to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying, which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister O’Sullivan commented: “I recognise the very high level of demand among parents for this type of training.  Parents need the tools and know-how to support their children in preventing bullying from happening and in dealing with it when it does arise – in particular, I have already been contacted by many parents who are seeking more support in helping their children to combat cyberbullying.”She also thanked the NPC-P and the NPC-PP for their work in delivering the sessions and noted the very positive feedback from participants.The Minister encouraged all parents to avail of the training  and said: “Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone.”In 2013, funding of €60,000 supported the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 parents nationwide.It is expected that the funding in 2014 will allow more than 200 sessions to be organised throughout the country. Printcenter_img Linkedin Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Twitter €20 million funding plan for Limerick Institute of Technology Facebooklast_img read more

2 civilians rushed to their cars to get their guns before fatally shooting Oklahoma City restaurant gunman

first_imgABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Not one, but two men ran to their respective cars to grab their guns when a shooter opened fire at an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday.Police Capt. Bo Matthews said Friday that both of those men, who have not been publicly identified, shot suspect Alexander C. Tilghman on Thursday. Tilghman died as a result of those gunshots.Before being killed by the two civilians, Tilghman fired shots into Louie’s Grill & Bar near Lake Hefner on Thursday. He shot three people, all of whom are expected to survive, Matthews said.Immediately after the shooting, Matthews told the media that a single civilian shot the suspect, but upon further investigation, it was determined that two men both shot the suspect. The two men who shot Tilghman “were not carrying their firearms on them, they [their firearms] were in their vehicles,” Matthews said today.When asked what he would call the two men, Matthew described them as “two people that stopped a very tragic situation from going any further.”During the news conference today, Matthews wouldn’t directly call them “heroes” but said that it was “a great terminology” for the media to use.“You can say they’re heroes, which is a very good thing to say,” Matthews said.The two men did not know one another and had arrived at the restaurant separately, he said.Matthews said that because the men were not carrying their weapons on them, conceal carry laws would not be applicable in the case. He did not disclose any information about whether or not they had such licenses, and said that it would be up to the district attorney to decide if they face any charges for their actions, but hinted that he does not expect a case to be brought against them.“These guys were protecting somebody else’s life. I would think more than likely they would not be filed on,” Matthews said.Tilghman, 28, was reportedly wearing shooting glasses and earmuffs commonly seen at gun ranges, Matthews said.“It looks like his mind was made up that he was going to [use] his firearm when he got there,” Matthews said.Matthews said the police “have no records of anybody making any other reports” on Tilghman in their system, though he did have a record of a 2003 arrest for domestic assault and battery from when he was 13 years old.Matthews said that police have not found any record of Tilghman having mental health issues, though said that if someone is to commit “an act like this, you’d have to assume that he probably had a little bit of mental illness.”Tilghman fired “from the outside of the door into the restaurant,” Matthews said, adding “to me, it looks like a random event.”“It could have been really tragic. Again, we’re really blessed that only three people were shot and didn’t lose their lives,” Matthews said of the victims.The National Rifle Association tweeted about the shooting on Thursday, touting it as an example of the idea that “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” an idea disputed by experts.The gun rights group also used their tweet to send a message to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people to have completed a firearms training course in order to carry guns in public. The NRA supported the proposed bill, but the Republican governor, who has supported concealed carry and open carry laws in the past, vetoed it.“I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so,” she said in a statement explaining her veto.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more