‘‘Certainly, you can’t stop kids from talking on the bus or at the lunch table, but as a school we’re not, if you will, sponsoring educating about it,’’ he said.
Rosell said she didn’t tell her daughter about the shooting but did try to prepare her in case there is ever a dangerous situation. She advised her daughter to dive onto the floor if she saw someone with a gun or people screaming.
‘‘You mean like hide under my desk?’’ the girl asked.
No, Rosell said, explaining that she should pretend to be lifeless on the floor and not move. Her daughter looked confused.
‘‘You could tell she was lost,’’ Rosell said.
Victoria, the Miami 11-year-old, was sent to speak with the guidance counselor, who told her some people are bad, but not most, and there are some things no one can prevent.
‘‘I just try not to think about what happened,’’ she said.
Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Joe Mandak in Pittsburgh; Michelle Nealy in Chicago; Carolyn Thompson in Lackawanna, N.Y.; Samantha Critchell in Ridgefield, Conn.; Holly Ramer in Concord, N.H., and Terence Chea in San Francisco.