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Schools become safe spaces after disturbing riot in nation’s Capital

Four people died, including the woman shot inside the Capitol, after President Donald Trump held a nearby rally.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 11:11 PM

Updated 1,261 days ago

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The images of rioters gaining access to both chambers of the House and Senate in the Capitol building can be especially disturbing to children.
It prompted Dr. Rydell Harrison, the superintendent of Easton-Redding Region 9, to providing a calming tone for students.
"The Easton-Redding school district wants to assure its teachers and students that [they] can feel safe as they get ready to head back into the building in the wake of what happened on Capitol Hill,” he told News 12.
Dr. Harrison spoke with parents Thursday morning and sent a letter to teachers about how to talk to their students.
“There's still hope…We're living through a really tough time historically in our nation,” he says. “We have seen light at the end of the tunnel, and we've seen change." 
The district says counselors are available to students should they need them. 
Norwalk Public Schools also sent out a statement today saying, "Our professional educators will provide safe spaces for students to have appropriate conversations and process yesterday's event."
Four people died, including the woman shot inside the Capitol, after President Donald Trump held a nearby rally. The president is being widely blamed for inciting the crowd to fight for his re-election, despite his resounding loss in November.


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