There's no doubt the tragedy in Connecticut is having an impact on school children everywhere, including right here in central Virginia.
Schools must take extra steps to handle the many emotions children will face.
Area schools say they're ready to respond to students concerns. They're examining security measures currently in place.
Since the shooter shot his way into the elementary school in Connecticut, the grim reality is that it could happen anywhere at anytime.
A representative for Henrico County schools told NBC 12 that administrators asked school principals to work with students who are dealing with the tragedy. Also, administrators were asked to review all safety procedures with faculty to make sure schools are aware and able to follow them.
Chesterfield schools sent us this statement saying it understands the importance of timely and accurate communication when responding to staff and families.
Schools in Stafford County will have an extra police officer on hand, as security becomes an issue at the forefront of the minds of both students and parents.
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