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Students across the nation returned to their classrooms this morning but Friday's violence is forcing parents and educators to confront.
What they can do if anything to make schools safer and more secure.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports.
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-- district heights elementary in Maryland ten miles southeast of the capital first graders on the first Monday after new -- receive new lessons in life and the loss of it.
Part of the moment of silence to think about how we can continue.
Take care for each other across America local police touch base with school security officers procedures for safety drills were dusted off and revisited.
We're sitting down at a table now to come out with different ways to keep intruders and suspicious persons.
Our schools the message hammered home to parents we're trained for situations like this I think there have been several instances since column mine that were stopped as a result of -- heightened awareness of school violence.
Counselors and psychologists meanwhile braced for the tough questions that children uniquely can pose it's very.
Important that we have some age appropriate discussions.
As the students bring this and their concerns forward especially with young children.
-- in May not be with words that they asked the questions it did in May be with the behavior indeed many principles opted to wait until students decided to raise new town as a subject on their own a principal in the Washington DC area -- parents.
Our approach will be to address it as it comes up organically with students.
I do not want adult initiated conversations to impress more on the children than parents desire.
Still another principal urge parents to limit the amount of violent imagery -- kids take -- While medical professionals advocated more and earlier attention to children's psychological well being.
Dealt more preventative -- more outpatient.
Therapy for mental health people more inpatient beds war repeated patients in crisis -- so they don't get turned out on the -- You would lessen the chances of some kind of violent.
Snapping or some kind of violent incidence.
Schools in Ridgefield Connecticut twenty miles southwest of -- -- went on lockdown after reports of a man with a rifle that turned out to be an umbrella still the man dressed bizarrely was charged with breach of peace.
And police in Los Angeles -- demand there for allegedly posting threats on FaceBook.
Against area school children at the apartment -- the man lives with his parents authorities reported finding six hand guns to rifles.
-- -- -- -- -- James thank you.
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