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Advice For Parents on Talking to Kids About School Violence

Arlington Public Schools issued advice on how to speak with children about violence.

In the aftermath the , Arlington Public Schools sent out links for parents with advice on how to talk to their children about what happened.

The following links were posted on the school system's website Friday afternoon:

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell also released a statement Friday about the school shootings in Connecticut:

“It is with a heavy heart and the deepest of sympathies that I learned earlier today of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those impacted by the events transpiring today, and to the teachers, emergency responders, and all others touched by this tragedy. Unfortunately, Virginia has our own painful memories of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. Those memories will never fade, and we continue to grieve for all those lost on that April day. We are all too aware of the impact that events like this can have on a community. If there is anything Virginia can do to assist Governor Malloy and the citizens of Connecticut, we stand ready to do so.”

For live updates on the shootings, follow Newtown (Conn.) Patch.

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