La Salle School Community Has Much Work Ahead to Recover, Experts Say - Cincinnati Children's Blog

La Salle School Community Has Much Work Ahead to Recover, Experts Say

Students and staff returned to La Salle High School today following the attempted suicide of a boy in a classroom full of students. As they continue to cope with the tragedy, one expert from Cincinnati Children’s says he believes the school is well prepared to handle it.

Dr. Daniel Nelson, medical director of the Post Traumatic Healing Center at Cincinnati Children’s and a member of the advisory board for the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, says he met with La Salle parents and faculty in January to speak about school violence.

“The school is very supportive, very proactive and very caring for their students,” he said.

Nelson said the fact that the school was looking ahead and trying to plan for the unthinkable shows just how caring it is.

“The hardest part about dealing with a disaster – it’s kind of like insurance,” he said. “None of us buy insurance because we want to get in an accident. It’s preventative. In this instance, most schools would prefer to think that it’s not going to happen to them.”

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