Minnesota teachers are prepared to handle school shootings

Shooting memorial
A couple of volunteer firefighters place flowers at a makeshift memorial at a sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary school, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

The horrific massacre in Newtown, Conn., will certainly be on the minds of teachers and students around the country as they head back to school today.

Julie Blaha, president of the teachers union in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about how teachers will talk about the event with their students.

Your support makes a difference.

MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.