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Las Vegans react to school shooting

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Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday’s shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. It was the worst school shooting in the country’s history.

Updated Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 | 4:06 p.m.

Las Vegans, like many other Americans, shared their reactions to a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. Here is a sampling of some of the thoughts they shared.

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  1. This is so very, profoundly sad. While teaching in my classroom, a colleague stopped by and informed me. By some coincidence earlier this week, I had addressed my class about the need to follow adults in authority directions during a crisis event, to save lives. This week's incidents in Oregon, and at a jewelry store here in Las Vegas, demonstrated WHY it is important to know how to behave and possibly survive such terrible events.

    As we and our nation grieves the loss of innocent children, let us become more mindful that such events exist, and we would do well to be proactive and prepare. Also, our society needs to revisit how we are assisting those with mental health issues, so we may avert such tragedies.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star