The massacre at Virginia Tech University this week has shaken the education community, reawakening questions about school preparedness, the causes of student violence, and how to help students cope with grief and horror.
How has it affected you and your school? Are you discussing the killings with your students? Are you concerned about their emotional state? Are you worried about your safety? What more, if anything, could be done to stop school shootings?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.