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        How Should Elected Officials React to Mass Shootings? | PBS NewsHour

        For guidance on how to talk with students about mass shootings, you may want to read SAMHSA’s “Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers.”  

        On October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas, where 22,000 people had gathered. The gunman, 63-year old Stephen Paddock, killed 58 people and injured more than 500, resulting in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Law enforcement officials found 23 firearms in Paddock's hotel room, and 19 at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.

        October 3, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

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