Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said that support will be available Monday for students and staff. Fleishman also offered resources for parents looking to talk to children about the tragedy.
Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting
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PBS has strategies for talking and listening to your children about the news.
Updated 7:15 p.m. with additional information from Superintendent David Fleishman. In the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, parents may find their children hearing about the tragedy or seeing it on the news and find themselves in a difficult discussion. For parents seeking guidance on how to address the tragedy with their own children, if it comes up, PBS has an article with flexible suggestions for answering kids' questions about the news. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also has a 24-hour hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The hotline is open to U.S. residents who are experiencing …
A gunman reportedly opened fire in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school this morning, leaving both teachers and young students dead.
Updated 7:10 p.m. with more information from Superintendent David Fleishman. In the wake of the horrific news of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. today, Newton Superintendent David Fleishman is offering support and reassurance for local parents. In a message sent to parents this afternoon, Fleishman assured families that Newton students are safe and schools will have a regular dismissal today. Newton Public Schools faculty and staff will be available to provide support for students on Monday, Fleishman added. Fleishman encouraged parents to speak to their children about the event "in ways that are comfortable for your family and developmentally appropriate." A copy of Fleishman's message is below: This is David Fleishman…