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Del Mar School board considers resolution on school violence

Del Mar School board considers resolution on school violence

During the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) board meeting on March 28, Del Mar Hills Academy parent Marisa Criqui grew emotional when talking about the importance of safety in schools.

“My 10-year-old son and I have a ritual. We hug, we kiss each other on the cheek and, lastly, we sniff each other’s hair every time we say goodbye,” Criqui said of the ritual that has carried extra weight for her since the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. “We know that even in nice suburbs, children get murdered in schools by people who own assault weapons…there is currently nothing that would make Carmel Valley and Del Mar immune from this same type of nightmare.”

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