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Helping kids cope

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on December 19, 2012 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL BETTS

Meadow Lane Elementary School counselor Michelle Gurley said she has had a few students come and talk to her about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Like other counselors and psychologists across the district, she encourages parents and teachers to provide age-appropriate responses to the child.

School psychologist Monica Ruiz was working in Wayne County Public Schools when the shooting at Columbine High School took place. "You don't think anything's going to happen. It's just an isolated incident. You don't think it's going to happen again,"...

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