Some local classrooms talking about Connecticut tragedy

Published On: Dec 17 2012 11:08:08 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2012 08:02:02 AM CST

The La Crosse School District has extra counselors and social workers standing by to help students deal with the events in Connecticut.

They're available to answer questions for students and parents and to work with staff to make sure they have the support they need.

Some teachers and administrators made plans to include what happened in their lessons, but had to make sure it was appropriate. "Our youngest students, it's almost too much to comprehend and we don't want them to be afraid so we don't address it at the elementary level. In middle school and high school, we would talk about it in class, some times in private if that's more appropriate, it depends on the setting," said Director of Pupil Services Regina Siegel.

The school district says they just performed a lockdown drill in October and regularly perform other drills to stay prepared.