A Lot Falls on School Counselors When It Comes to Processing and Preventing Tragedy
Students in Odessa returned to class recently, many of them dressed in yellow. It was planned by Odessa High School's student council to show support, and convey a sense of hope, after the recent mass shooting that killed one of their classmates, 15-year-old Leilah Hernandez. As the students cope, the Ector County Independent School District is trying to help by making more mental health counseling available. Lesa Pritchard is president-elect of the Texas School Counselor Association, and says counselors give students an opportunity to process an event that seems to have no rational explanation.
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