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Sun January 19, 2014
Therapy Dogs Help Students Affected By School Shooting
Roswell students traumatized by a school shooting that left two classmates injured are getting some help from four-legged friends.
KOB-TV reports that a crisis team brought therapy dogs to Berrendo Middle School this week following Tuesday's shooting.
Carrie Leigh-Cloutier, who brought the service dogs, says the canines are trained to help people after a trauma has occurred.
Two dogs greeted students who returned to class Thursday and Friday. They also sat in kids' laps during interviews with police.
Leigh-Cloutier says one dog has also visited the victims, who are hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas.
Police say a 12-year-old boy is accused of bringing a shotgun to the school and opening fire in a crowded gym.
A 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were wounded.
Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com
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