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One Year Safer: after the Parkland shooting, students, staff reflect on how school safety has changed within the district

Hannah Gretz

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Only, online-top, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

On Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz stormed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDH) opening fire with an AR-15 rifle. Cruz, a former student at MSDH, proceeded to go about the school shooting into classroom windows, with bullets hitting a total of 34 people. This...

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Adhi Ramkumar

January 24, 2019


Filed under Online Only, PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates

What advantages or disadvantages have come from the launch of this app? The advantage is the two-way communication. So people can anonymously report dangerous problems or people who need help and not feel like they have to do it face-to-face. The disadvantage of course is the misuse of the app. People are u...

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with  safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

Pranav Jothirajah

November 16, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, news-top, Print, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

Seven months ago, on May 25, a 13-year-old middle school student walked into Noblesville West Middle School with two handguns, shooting both a teacher and a student multiple times. Fortunately, they both survived, and a teacher stopped the student before he could harm others. Incidents like this are w...

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

HiLite Staff

September 21, 2018


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As of Sept. 4, student drivers are required to obtain and display parking permits in order to park at the stadium. Different from parking “passes,” which are provided to select students in order to park closer to the school, parking “permits” are required for all students who plan to park on sc...

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

Richa Louis

May 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Recent Updates

Within the last year, the law enforcement community has faced a nationwide police shortage. In Indiana, instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy said it’s likely law enforcement departments across the state will need more than 100 additional people combined. Some of that shortage may be a...

Principal Tom Harmas reviews practicality of all school convocations

Manahil Nadeem

April 18, 2018


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After the safety concerns that arose in February, school officials review the practicality of gathering all 5,000 students into one room for all school convocations, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Harmas said students, teachers and community members brought up possible safety concerns with the sch...

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings

feature

April 21, 2016


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Seventeen years ago yesterday, a grainy image captured on a 1999 surveillance camera froze a moment in history that marked the beginning of a new era in American schools. The picture showed Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, both seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado, standing in their school cafet...

Students, Uber drivers consider safety, convenience of rideshare services

Students, Uber drivers consider  safety, convenience of rideshare services

feature

December 14, 2015


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With the growth of an increasingly mobile society, many people have opted to use alternative transportation services to reach their destinations. Founded in 2009, Uber is a transportation company whose usage has rapidly increased over the past several years. In locations such as Carmel where taxi services a...

In light of recent food contamination cases at major restaurants, students reconsider their eating habits

In light of recent food contamination cases at major restaurants, students reconsider their eating habits

feature

December 14, 2015


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On Oct. 31, news was released of 37 E. coli outbreaks that linked back to the food chain giant, Chipotle. As a result of the contamination, 43 Chipotle stores in Washington and Oregon were closed, 11 of which had direct links to the bacteria outbreak, while the other 32 were closed voluntarily. Since the...

Carmel Police Department implements online vacation checks, focuses on residents’ safety

Carmel Police Department implements online vacation checks, focuses on residents’ safety

News

October 9, 2015


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Currently, CHS is in the process of improving its standard of safety for students so as to provide a positive learning environment. Assistant Principal Joseph Schaller said CHS tries to be constantly alert of its surroundings as a rule of thumb. He also said, “It can be severe weather. When tho...

Sacrificing for Safety. Be willing to give up small freedoms for safety.

Sacrificing for Safety. Be willing to give up small freedoms for safety.

perspectives

August 13, 2014


Filed under Print, Print Columnists

At the end of last school year, I felt as though students shared the similar idea that Carmel High School is a "prison." I heard it in the halls, read in on Twitter and felt as though I couldn't escape that idea. It is true that CHS does monitor its students more than other schools although administrators do so with the best of intentions. It is thei...