PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A local child development expert talked to WAVY.com about the best practices to use when speaking to your children about Monday's tragedy in Boston.
At least three people were killed and more than 130 injured when two explosives went off near the Boston Marathon finish line.
"With a young child, we just don't want to overload them," Dr. Katharine Kersey said. "With older children, they really do want to know the truth, but I think it's important for us to tell them that we don't know what happened here. It doesn't happen very often, and it'll probably never happen to them."
Dr. Kersey also said children pick up on their guardians' reactions and stress, so it's important to never lie to a child and let them know it's okay to be angry or sad.
State Police have made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old in Sussex County in September.
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection to a fight at Oscar Smith Middle School Halloween night.
A routine traffic stop in Chesapeake resulted in a three-city pursuit Friday morning.