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How Schools And Parents In Mass. Should Address The School Shooting in Florida22:00
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Attendees react at a prayer vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Parkland Baptist Church, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla.  Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MoreCloseclosemore
Attendees react at a prayer vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Parkland Baptist Church, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Seventeen people are dead following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The shooter was 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who appeared in court today. Cruz is being described by former classmates as a troubled teen who talked about killing animals and that he posed with guns on social media.

We talk about how parents, teachers, and administrators can talk to children about shootings, what resources are available, and how we can better respond to keep events like these from happening in the future.

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Superintendent Andre Ravenelle, head of Fitchburg Public Schools.

Stuart Goldman, Senior Associate in Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

This segment aired on February 15, 2018.

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