Local school prepares teachers and parents to talk about Friday's shooting

By WEEK Producer

December 17, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 3:58 AM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill -- For many children, Monday was the first day back to school since Friday's shooting.

Parents, teachers and school administrators at Limestone-Walters school in Bartonville are working on the best way to talk about the tragedy, if at all.

Andrea Neel says her 6-year-old granddaughter watched the news coverage and knows what happened.

"A school age child like that you need to start talking to them about it... About people that. I mean this world has gone crazy," said Andrea Neel.

"You need to listen to them you need to hear what they have to say and depends on their age there's the difference of how much you want to share with them. But I think it is important that we recognize that they have some concerns or questions and be honest with them," said Superintendent Tim Dotson.

Dotson said a letter was sent to parents to give them tips on how to talk to students and answer any questions they might have.

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