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Northfield Principal Emails Parents in Wake of Newtown, CT School Shooting

Here is the email Sibley Elementary Principal Scott Sannes sent to parents this afternoon in response to the Newtown, CT school shooting where reportedly 27 people were killed, including 20 children.

Here is the email Sibley Elementary Principal Scott Sannes sent to parents this afternoon in response to the Newtown, CT school shooting where reportedly 27 people were killed, including 20 children.

Hello Sibley Families,

You are likely aware of the school shooting in Newtown, CT where several elementary aged students and staff members were killed this morning.  Please know that we have directed staff to operate at a heightened awareness level, but we have not implemented any formal lock down procedures.  We plan to maintain normalcy in our schools and we have not notified our students about the incident. Our thoughts go out to the families and the entire community of Newtown as they deal with this tragedy.

Sincerely,
Scott

Sannes also took to his Twitter account to share a link about talking to children about violence.

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Corey Butler Jr. December 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
How will you address the shooting with your children?
Mary Upham December 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The best thing for younger children is be honest, keep it brief, and answer questions as they come up. Keep your own anxieties private and reassure them that their homes and schools are safe. Make time to be available. They may need time to think about the information before they have more questions. Most important is to reassure them that they are safe. Older children can handle more information and may have deeper questions if given time. For any age, limit the footage and photos you allow them to see. Mary Upham, PCI Certified Parent Coach®
Corey Butler Jr. December 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Mary has posted a blog on Patch digging deeper into how to talk to your children about this and other violence. http://patch.com/B-cGJC

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