December 24, 2015

KPCC, Priska Neely – Exactly two weeks before this assembly, 14 people were shot and killed at the Inland Regional Center — just 15 minutes from the school. Barton Elementary, like every other school in the district, went on lockdown. In the weeks since, San Bernardino’s schools have been figuring out how to talk to students about what happened and how to move on. Barton has since has stepped up its security procedures and things are returning to normal. But staff also found that one of the best ways to help their students cope was already a big part of their curriculum: the school’s arts program.

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