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Minn. Teacher Union Head Condemns Conn. Shooting

Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut
Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance briefs the media (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

ST. PAUL (AP) – The head of Minnesota’s largest teachers union calls the shooting attack on a Connecticut elementary school “vicious and shocking.”

Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher (DOO’-ur) says for everyone who works in a school, Friday’s shooting in Newton, Conn., is “profoundly disturbing.”

Dooher says Minnesota teachers send their condolences to the victims and their families.

He says all Minnesota schools are required to have a crisis response plan, and he encouraged districts to review them. Dooher also encouraged Minnesota parents to take time to talk with their children about what happened.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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