The children of Sandy Hook Elementary school remember. Monroe Police Officer Todd Keeping is helping them cope.
Keeping patrols the halls of the temporary building, Chalk Hill Elementary School, that the children now attend.
Reporter Matthew Sturdevant’s and I visited Keeping in his Sandy Hook home, to talk about the rubber ducks he hands out, and to gain a glimpse into their struggle to deal with their new normal. Click here to read Matt’s touching and insightful story. Then visit the Sandy Hook Duck’s Facebook page, which has over 11,000 likes.
Monroe Police Officer Todd Keeping has been patrolling the halls of Chalk Hill Elementary School since it opened as the new Sandy Hook School in January. Keeping, who lives in Sandy Hook, requested the assignment. As the school opened, he and other officers started to hand out rubber ducks that were donated to the school. The ducks have since served to ease the tension and become a major phenomena in town. The kids love them. A Facebook page has about 10,000 likes and they have photos of the ducks with President Obama, Gov. Malloy, and in places all around the world.
Some of the rubber ducks Monroe Police Officer Todd Keeping and his partners have been handing out to students in the converted Chalk Hill Elementary School which is acting as the interim Sandy Hook School, sit on the table in Keepings home.