NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Thousands of students will head back to school in New Hanover County on Wednesday. While they were gone, the school board was busy trying to figure out how to keep them safe while they are indoors.
"I was sick to my stomach," said school board member, Tammy Covil. When she heard about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the new board member, and mother, first thought of her children.
"My first thoughts went to my children and their safety," said Covil. She wasn't the only one. Covil says, many parents wrote her e-mails, expressing concerns about their children's safety.
She says she doesn't think there will be a tragedy like that in New Hanover schools, but adds that the incident did shed light on ways New Hanover County can improve.