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Fri December 14, 2012
Fayette County Superintendent Sends Message To Parents In Wake Of CT Shooting
LEXINGTON, Ky. - In an automated call, Fayette County School Superintendent Tom Shelton expressed condolences for the victims of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut and urged parents to limit their children's exposure to 24-hour news coverage.
"Instead, share age-appropriate factual information with them and answer their questions in ways that reassure them," Shelton says in the address.
The message, also sent as a text, includes a link to the Fayette County Public Schools website, where officials will be posting recommendations for parents who wish to discuss the shootings with their children.
"It is natural at times like this for us to reflect on our own practices as a school district and I assure you that we will examine the safety precautions we have in place in our own schools and bolster them where appropriate," Shelton says.