Join the national conversation in the top stories of the week.
This column is designed to offer a platform to discuss national stories on a local level. Share your opinion in the comment section. ---------- The most significant story of the week is clearly the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that took place on Friday. As journalists, we never expect to cover something like this, nor are we ever adequately prepared, even if it's just to write a short summation. All I will say is that my thoughts, prayers and tears are with the families. For in-depth coverage, visit our sister site, Newtown Patch. Find out how to help families affected by the tragedy here. ---------- Did you know that something similar happened in China yesterday, but with a knife? There were no deaths, but the horror is the same. The…
27 people, 18 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 14, 2012
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Walton and Gwinnett counties and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 18 children and nine adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a …