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Educators issue statements following school shooting

IDAHO FALLS — The superintendent of Idaho Falls School District 91 issued a statement to parents Thursday following the shooting at Rigby Middle School.
George Boland said the district is working closely with School Resource Officers and a crisis team of counselors “to support any students or staff who may need some assistance trying to make sense of this tragic incident.”
“We were saddened to learn of the shooting incident at Rigby Middle School. Our thoughts are with the families, school staff and patrons of Jefferson County,” Boland wrote.
The superintendent referred parents to the National Association of School Psychologists for tips on how to talk with children about school shootings. More information can be found here.
“Please be aware our counselors are available to provide additional support. If you feel like your child needs some assistance, please let their school know,” Boland said.
Layne McInelly, the President of the Idaho Education Association, also issued the following statement:
“We send positive thoughts to the victims of this tragic incident and hope for their full and rapid recovery. Patience will need to be at a premium while school officials and law enforcement agencies investigate the situation. The IEA and our local education associations are ready, willing, and able to provide whatever support is needed for the staff, students, and community impacted by today’s act of violence.”
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