How Schools Are Helping Students Cope With Deadly Shooting
Dec 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM CST
Dec 18, 2012
Parents might be wondering how to talk to their kids about the tragedy. We went into a local elementary school and spoke to the school police about what details to share with kids. "We tell them that they're safe and that's the reason why we're here." Many questions still remain about the gruesome shooting that happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Questions about possible increased security on campuses, but the chief of UISD police say they aren't planning on that. "We have not brought n extra officers or extra security we feel very secure in what we have in place at this time." But a question that remains is what to say to the students who are curious about what happened to kids their age. "The district has the counselors out talking to the children in case they have any questions." Garner says when kids are at home and happen to see the news about the shooting, don't ignore any questions they may have. "Answer the question. Depending on their age if they're not asking a lot about detail don't go into it." He says middle school and high school age students can handle more details. Garner says the district needs the community's help keeping an eye out for any troubled students. "If parents are having problems with children they sense something they need to advise the district." A letter is being sent out to parents with students from UISD explaining the schools in the district are safe.