Gainesville Students Return While Staff Step Up In Wake of Newtown Tragedy
GAINESVILLE- Counselors in Alachua County Schools attended a crisis response training in November, something they do nearly once a year.
Stephen Foster Elementary School Counselor, Karen Pearson says the best thing for an adult to do in a crisis situation is to remain calm.
Pearson says kids rely on strong parents,“...tell your kids that it’s gonna be fine we’re gonna get in the closet, I’m gonna protect you We will be fine. Because if the kids panic or if they see that you’re panicked, there’s no way that you can make it through.”
While many of the students at Foster may not yet know all the details for the shooting; Parents, administrators and staff are trying to maintain a routine with the kids.
Today FL Governor, Rick Scott asked school districts to review emergency procedures and enhance in school emergency plans.
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