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Dealing with the aftermath: Newtown, CT school shooting
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:05 PM

“How does one make sense of a senseless action?”

South Dearborn Schools Superintendent Dr. John Mehrle uses these words to sum up the tragic rampage in Newtown, Conn.

Mehrle posted a letter to staff and parents on the school corporation’s website Sunday, Dec. 14, about the Friday, Dec. 14, events that left 27 people dead, including 20 elementary school students.

“You don’t get more innocent than those kids. They’re so eager to learn,” said Mehrle.

As the nation ponders the tragedy, locally there are plans in place to handle a similar occurrence. Mehrle also points out while people may not realize it or want to hear it at this time statistically schools are safe and such an event is rare.