Jessica Kornfeld, a parent of two young children in Miami-Dade County, drove her kids to their elementary school to show them it was safe to attend after also explaining to them the tragic incident in Connecticut. She is among many parents trying to ease her fears and that of her children. It is easy to understand why so many parents, children, teachers, ESPs and administrators may feel a bit anxious at school. The latest incident has left many asking the hard to answer questions about what happened and why. We may never get those answers, but there are a few simply steps that you can take to help your students cope in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Find more tip below for preventing and dealing with school violence, as well as resources on talking to children about violent incidents, the death of a student or educator, and more.