By Jean A. Flanagan
On Friday, Dec. 14, a lone gunman broke into a Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, 20 of whom were children.
The Hardy County community and especially the school community, have offered prayers and condolences to the Newtown, Conn. community since that day. At the same time, teachers, principals, service and central office personnel looked at school security with a sharper eye.
“First, I want to offer our deepest condolences to the people of Newtown,” said Hardy County Superintendent Barbara Whitecotton. “My heart breaks for them. I wish there was something our small