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How To Talk To Children And Teens About Mass Shootings

On Wednesday, a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As CNN reports, the massacre is one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. Many parents are wondering in the aftermath, how to talk to their children and teens about mass shootings, dealing with complex emotions and safety.

According to Today, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that parents usually wait until the child is of a certain age of understanding, approximately 8, before broaching the topic. “If it doesn’t directly affect your family, kids under 8 do not need to hear about this,” says Dr. Deborah Gilboa. Prior to this age, children may struggle with processing the impact of a mass shooting.

However, experts recommend that if a child is likely to hear about the shooting from peers and others, they should discuss it.

Some Parkland students spoke out

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Were There Other Children In The ‘House of Horrors’? Authorities May Bring In Cadaver Dogs

David and Louise Turpin have been charged with torturing their 13 children. According to Crime Watch Daily, authorities may be searching the family’s so-called “House of Horrors” in Califoria with cadaver dogs to see if there are more victims. The couple has pleaded not guilty.

Sources tell the site that Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are wondering if the couple had other children. They are currently also discussing to run DNA tests on the 13 children to determine if all are related. The Sheriff’s Department itself did not confirm this information to Crime Watch Daily. Fox News also tried to get confirmation on this story but did not receive a response.

David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, were charged with multiple felony counts of torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment after their daughter broke free and went to authorities. The father was also charged with one count of a

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Were There Other Children In The ‘House of Horrors’? Authorities …

David and Louise Turpin have been charged with torturing their 13 children. According to Crime Watch Daily, authorities may be searching the family’s so-called “House of Horrors” in Califoria with cadaver dogs to see if there are more victims. The couple has pleaded not guilty.

Sources tell the site that Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are wondering if the couple had other children. They are currently also discussing to run DNA tests on the 13 children to determine if all are related. The Sheriff’s Department itself did not confirm this information to Crime Watch Daily. Fox News also tried to get confirmation on this story but did not receive a response.

David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, were charged with multiple felony counts of torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment after their daughter broke free and went to authorities. The father was also charged with one count of a

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California Couple Charged With Torturing 13 Children Left Dead Dogs And Ropes Tied To Beds In Previous Home

The California couple, David and Louise Turpin, who allegedly kept their 13 kids captive have been charged and new details are emerging about the mysterious family. According to CNN, David and Louise were charged with 12 acts of torture and David was also charged with lewd acts on a child. The couple’s brave 17-year-old daughter escaped and called 911 last week, saving her 12 siblings. She had been planning the escape for two years. As the Los Angeles Times reports, former neighbors are now speaking out about the Turpins when they lived in Texas.

“When they moved in, they were really mysterious people. They didn’t talk to us or socialize,” shared their neighbor, Ricky Vinyard, of the family when they lived some 50 miles outside of Fort Worth. Vinyard said that the family moved in 2000 and were very reclusive. He shared that they the family members rarely left the four-bedroom

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What We Know About The ‘California Torture House’ Parents Who Held Their 13 Children Captive

Last week, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring at the hands of their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin.

Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all currently being treated for malnourishment. Both David and Louise were initially arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment

Disturbing details have been slowly emerging over this past week about the Turpins, and this is what we know so far about the “California torture house” parents.

1. The parents pleaded not guilty.

On Thursday, the Turpins pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges, including torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment. David Turpin has also pleaded not guilty

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Mom Kills Her Two Children, Then Jumps To Her Death

Christina Treadway, a 34-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina mother, severely injurd her two children before comitting suicide. The children were pronounced dead shortly after the discovery of their mother’s body.

“She was everything that a parent would want in a daughter,” Patricia Treadway, Christina’s mother, said to WSOCTV. “She was kind. She raised her children right. Her children were her world … I’m kind of at a loss for words because she was our life.”

“We love those kids and this has by far been the worst day of my entire life,” added Grandfather Greg Moore. “This is something no parent should have to go through.”

The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday at around 5:30pm. Police had been responding to a call of a suicide when they discovered a woman’s body on the interstate. 

Officers used “key information” to trace the body back to a home on Sebastiani Drive, where the burtalized children, Iliyah

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Man Abandons 3 Young Children On Side Of The Road On Christmas After Getting Into Car Accident

Florida resident James Williams, 54, was arrested after fleeing the scene of a car crash and leaving three children behind, according to ABC 15. The family had been traveling for the holidays.

As reported by ABC 15, The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that Williams was in a car accident on Turkey Creek Road in Plant City and ran away on foot, leaving the kids in the dust on a road described as dark. The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM on Monday.

The children, who were left distraught and in a state of “panic,” are aged 7, 10 and 11. Their names are currently being withheld from the public. Williams is their great-uncle and had been temporarily entrusted with their care. He had been reportedly leaving his family’s Christmas celebrations.

Williams seemed to use the children by instructing them to help give him a leg up over a wall surrounding the neighborhood in order

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Man Indicted For Keeping Stepdaughter As Sex Slave, Forcing Her To Have 9 Children

The Muskogee, Oklahoma man who is accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter at age 11 and then impregnating her with nine children has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Henri Michelle Piette, 63, allegedly kidnapped Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 or 1996 and then moved from location to location, including Mexico, for nearly two decades, The Associated Press reported.  

McGinnis, now 33, found the strength to escape last year while living in a tent with Piette and their children in Mexico. She fled with her children and went to the US embassy for help.

“I knew that if I didn’t get out of there I’d either go insane or I would end up dying and leaving my kids with that man,” McGinnis told People earlier this year. She told the publication that it felt “so nice to be able to tell somebody the truth.”

The Associated Press reported that McGinnis had two of the nine

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other Children May Have Been Tortured

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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3 Michigan Children Still Missing 7 Years After Their Dad ‘Gave Them To A Group’

Three brothers have been missing from the town of Morenci, Michigan since 2010. Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton vanished from their home seven years ago, the day after Thanksgiving, according to Click On Detroit. Andrew was 9 years old, Alexander was 7 and Tanner was 5 at the time of their disappearance. The National Center for Missing Children has created age-progressed photos of what the brothers could possibly look like now.

The boys’ mother, Tanya Skelton, told Morenci police that her husband John Skelton had the children last. He was supposed to bring the boys back home to her. John’s original story was that he gave his three sons to “a group.” No group has ever come forward. It is unclear what kind of group he meant. Since then, his story has allegedly changed. John is currently in prison, serving 10 to 15 years, on an unlawful imprisonment charge, according

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