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A struggle with what to tell children about shootings

Parents take different paths as they try to figure out what to say about the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., that have gripped the nation

In Newton, Kyle and Megan Tager decided not to tell their first-grader, Emelia, about the school shootings Friday in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and 7 adults dead.

“I did a lot of researching online about what to do, and I asked a bunch of my girlfriends who have children the same age,” Megan said. “My feeling was that since it involved first-graders, and she’s in the first grade, I didn’t want her to be afraid to go to school.”

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