(AP) - Teachers and parents across the country are wrestling with how best to quell children's fears about returning to school for the first time since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.
Chicago resident Melissa Tucker dropped her 9-year-old child off at Jahn Elementary School this morning. She says she was worried about sending them to school. She says she made calls and learned the school would be taking extra precautions.
In Fairfax County, Va., just outside the nation's capital, schools deployed extra police as a precaution. In the elementary schools, teachers were told to acknowledge the shootings if students brought it up, but to direct discussion of the shootings to home rather than the classroom.
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