How Do You Explain the Newtown Shooting to Kids?

BY Kelly Chen  December 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM EDT

Comforting a StudentA young boy is comforted outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday. Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

As we learn more about Friday’s shooting that left at least 28 dead, including 20 children, at an elementary school in Connecticut, we want to know how you explain this tragedy to others, particularly young people. What are some of the questions young children are asking? How do you begin to answer them?

If you’ve had “the talk,” share your experience with us HERE and a NewsHour producer may get in touch. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Chen at kchen@newshour.org. Below, find additional resources on how you can talk to your family through tragedy.