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Talking to kids about deadly events




Local residents gather at East Orange Show Road and South Waterman Avenue near the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino after a mass shooting on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
Local residents gather at East Orange Show Road and South Waterman Avenue near the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino after a mass shooting on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
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As the events in San Bernardino unfolded on Wednesday, the school district placed all school sites on lockdown. 

No doubt this was a frightening event for the students at those schools. So how do you keep students calm in that situation? 

We talk to Amanda Nickerson, a professor of school psychology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.