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Mass Shooting at Connecticut School
Dec. 14, 2012 | Harry Kimball
We have nowhere near all the facts, but it is obvious that a terrible tragedy is unfolding in Newtown, CT, where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school this morning. Reports suggest that dozens of people are dead, many of them children. This act is incomprehensible, and our hearts go out to the entire community.
It is important that children everywhere, and particularly those close to this traumatic event, have the support of their parents and the community in understanding and adapting to facts we hope no child has to face. We have assembled some advice from experts here explaining the signs of trauma in children and giving advice to parents and teachers who are helping children cope.
Our thoughts are with the people of Newtown, and we hope a tragedy like this never happens again.