After the deadly school shooting in Connecticut on Friday, the Helena School District is providing teachers with resources to counsel students who may be suffering from anxiety sparked by the tragedy.
“We call each building and we ensure that all staff are educated about the situation,” Kent Kultgen said.
From there, teachers and staff are encouraged to interact with students and parents who may have questions or concerns relating to the event, he said.
Kultgen also said that after an event such as the shooting, the district always evaluates school security and safety protocols.
“We feel our security is adequate,” he said. “The big thing is just to make sure that our kids are taken care of.”
The district received a document from the national Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative with resources to help educators and parents talk to children about the recent shooting.