Dr. Deborah Pettit, school superintendent, released a phone message Friday evening to parents of Louisa County students in the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, where a gunman reportedly killed 28 people, including 20 elementary school children.
Pettit said that the “safety and well-being of our children is of the utmost importance.”
She said the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office will increase their presence at all schools next week and that counselors will be available.
Pettit asked that parents consider limiting children’s media exposure to the tragedy, but also asked that parents be willing to discuss the issue if their children asked about the incident.
“I ask that you join me in keeping all those affected by the tragedy in our thoughts,” Pettit said.
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