TPS Staff Advised To Give Support To Students Troubled By Shooting

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 10:35 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Public Schools advised staff to give emotional support to students who might be troubled by the shooting death of Terence Crutcher.

Superintendent Deborah Gist sent a message to principals Tuesday night, and the district distributed an action plan that specifically addresses dealing with students during times of civil unrest.

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Dr. Gist's message urged TPS staff to help students "as they navigate this incredibly difficult community event" and advised staff to seek out their own supports if they are struggling with issues related to the Crutcher shooting.

Teachers were urged to discuss the issues in class, with suggested topics of "media sensationalism" and having students write about "What will it take for Tulsa to heal? What needs to happen if the people of all ethnicities of Tulsa want the events of the past weeks to not occur again in five years or ten years?"