How to talk to your children about Connecticut school shooting

As the country learned in horror Friday that a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 small children at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an inevitable question crossed the minds of Utah parents and many students: Could it happen here?

School officials in the state’s largest districts tried to offer some measure of reassurance that safety precautions are in place should a crisis strike. They also weighed in on the difficult subject of how to broach the topic of the tragedy in Connecticut with kids who may be traumatized about learning what happened to peers on the east coast.

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