Wichita Schools to have Teams on hand Monday

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita School District says it will have crisis teams on hand Monday for students who have questions about the shootings in Connecticut.

The district says on its website that Superintendent John Allison sent an email to parents Friday saying the district’s crisis teams would be available Monday to support students who have questions or concerns about the shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Connecticut authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, before killing himself Friday.

Allison also reassured parents in the email that the Wichita School District, which has about 50,000 students, has comprehensive safety plans at each school. He also suggested several ways to help children through the crisis, including assuring children they’re safe at school.