Tulsa Public Schools releases statement on Florida high school mass shooting

TULSA -- Tulsa Public Schools officials released a statement Wednesday after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida claimed the lives of 17 people.

Read the statement below:

There is not a day that goes by at Tulsa Public Schools that we do not evaluate our practices and work to improve the ways that we keep our students and teachers secure. Our safety protocols are continuously evolving to keep up with the changing world outside of our school buildings.

We are devastated by the senseless act of violence that occurred in Parkland, Florida this afternoon. Words cannot express the depth of sorrow we feel for the Stoneman Douglas High School community and for all of our colleagues at Broward County Public Schools. This is an unimaginable tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, friends, and loved ones.
 

School officials sent out the following links for parents on how to help children cope during a crisis:

•    How to talk to children about difficult news: www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx
•    Helping kids during crisis: www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/helping-kids-during-crisis

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