RHS student reacts to Texas school shooting (VIDEO)

As the community of Santa Fe, Texas, recoiled from a school shooting that left 10 people — eight students and two teachers — dead on Friday, May 18, students at Ridgefield High School shared feelings of grief and helplessness online. For one RHS junior, the latest shooting seemed to show the normalization of such tragedies amongst her peers. “There’s…an element … read more

RHS remembers Florida shooting victims with 'Lap of Love' (SLIDESHOW)

[wide][/wide] What are your hopes and dreams? It was a question written on dozens of posters raised by Ridgefield High School students during Wednesday’s “Lap of Love” memorial rally for the victims who lost their lives in the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. More than 98% of the RHS student body — 1,600-plus … read more

CT Pulse: Ridgefield student starts national movement in wake of Florida shooting

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m., CT Pulse talks with a 15 year-old Ridgefield student who has helped launch a national movement. Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, Lane Murdock started a petition to the U.S. Senate and has launched a nationwide school walkout, protesting what she calls an inaction of lawmakers to prevent gun violence. … read more

Ridgefield student helps launch National School Walkout movement

The National School Walkout movement has roots in Ridgefield. Ridgefield High School sophomore Lane Murdock is among the national student leaders protesting for stricter gun control laws after a school shooting in Florida last week that claimed the lives of 17 people. “I felt like it was our time to take a stand because, you know, we’re the ones in … read more

Student’s Facebook post sparks investigation; schools, police determine ‘no threat’

With school shootings haunting people’s minds, a Facebook post had Ridgefield school authorities and police scrambling early Thursday morning, Feb. 15. No risk, was the eventual conclusion. “As a community, we maintain our safe and healthy school environments by first and foremost creating a culture of trust and communication,” Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin wrote in letter e-mailed to parents … read more