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Green Bay school officials take precautionary measures in wake of shooting


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - In the wake of the tragic shooting in Connecticut, local school officials were busy taking precautionary measures.

The Green Bay Area Public School District sent out an automated message to parents Friday night from their child's principal either by phone or email.

In the message, each principal says the district is working with police to ensure school security. The message also warns parents to keep an eye on how much media coverage their child is exposed to this weekend.

District officials sent an email to all school administrators shortly after the mass shooting informing them of what happened and reminding them of the security measures in place.

District officials say any situation like this will make them reevaluate their own security protocol. 

“We are always examining and learning from every single situation, how can we get better and make sure our kids are safe,” said Barbara Dorff, executive director of pupil services.

“When a tragedy like this occurs it’s hard to ignore it, it’s hard to pretend that it doesn't exist. I think it’s even difficult for parents to pretend to their children that this isn't a difficult event,” Jeffery Stumbras, behavioral care therapist at Prevea Health, tells FOX 11.

The Prevea therapist says it's important to talk to your children about this event, but to keep as normal of a routine as possible.