Local reaction to Uvalde, Texas school shooting, Mayo Clinic expert talks about ways to talk to your kids concerning the situation

The country continues to try to come to grips with its latest mass shooting, this one at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas on Wednesday that saw an 18-year-old gunman shoot and kill 19 children and two teachers after barricading himself inside a single classroom and, according to authorities, shooting anyone that was in his way. The gunman was later shot and killed by a border patrol officer.  KAUS spoke with Dr. Joey Page, Superintendent of the Austin Public Schools who stated that the incident is a grim reminder for the district to remain vigilant and to review its procedures should such an incident take place here, and he added that the district has counselors and mental health staff on hand for students and faculty in every building in the district to help them if they need extra assistance…

Dr. Lauren Baker, Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic Health System talked about the best way parents can initiate a conversation about the situation with their children…

Dr. Baker went on to talk about how much information a parent should share about the situation in Texas with their children…

Dr. Baker also talked about how to help a child that may not feel safe about going to school….

Hospital officials have stated that the conditions of the six hospitalized victims of Tuesday’s shooting have remained the same.  A 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman, whom police have identified as the grandmother of the gunman remain in serious condition.  Two other victims, 10-year-old and 9-year-old girls, were both listed in good condition as of Thursday morning.

Robert Whetstone, a spokesperson for Brooke Army Medical Center, indicated that the two adult patients in their care are both listed in serious condition at last word. 

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