There was a series of horrific mass shootings across our country this weekend that our young people may be talking, wondering, and worrying about.
The tragic shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, is sadly the latest in a number of horrifying murders. In this case, the shooter targeted the Black community after posting a racist and anti-Semitic manifesto.
We may be physically removed from the shootings, but that doesn’t mean the topic isn’t top of mind for educators, students, and families.
Our students want and need to talk about what they see, remember, and are feeling now; they need the guidance and safety of adults in their schools to be able to navigate their own emotions and trauma in a healthy, safe, and productive way.