Resources for Parents Following Events in Parkland, FL

(From Luther Police Chief David Randall) 

I reached out to find resources that may assist parents with incidents such as this because of all the incidents going on today. I hope this will help some of the parents like myself.

Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, there have been several hoax threats around the country, including in Oklahoma.  As a result, I’ve seen several parents express concern about how to respond themselves and how to talk to their children about it.  Attached are a few links to publications on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website that might be helpful in having difficult conversations.

Talking to Children about the Shooting


Tips for Parents on Media Coverage


Parent Guidelines… (applies more to families affected directly, but might have some good talking points if your child’s school was part of a hoax threat)


If you need any additional resources, the main site is


David Randall
Chief of Police
Luther Police Department