Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

(CNN) — When children are dealing with the emotional aftermath of a tragedy such as the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the most important thing parents can do is to help them feel safe. If your children are young, turn off the TV. When they see the tragic images, they think the disaster is happening … Continue reading »

Thurston Reacts to Newtown Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Nearly 15 years ago our community was rocked by its own deadly school shooting. Many from the Thurston and Springfield community told KEZI 9 News the Connecticut shooting brings back the horror of that day. Friday’s tragedy is hitting very close to home for those connected with the Thurston school shooting in … Continue reading »

Local Author Weighs In on Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — A book by a local author, who moved here a year after the Thurston shooting, explores all school shootings. Joseph Lieberman examined all the school shootings, dating back to the first one in 1966. He says though these crimes get a lot of headlines, we need to remember that they’re rare. “We … Continue reading »

Local Schools React to Newtown Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — Local school administrators are trying to wrap their heads around the senseless crime in Connecticut. At Eugene Christian School in north Eugene, the principal says hearing the news was, at first, just shocking and painful. But then he says he couldn’t help but think about whether his school is doing everything it … Continue reading »

4J Reacts to Connecticut Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene 4J School District issued this response to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut: “We are all shocked and saddened by today’s tragic news from Connecticut. Many parents want to know about both school safety and security measures, and how to help their children cope with the news if they are aware … Continue reading »