ST. PAUL, Minn.- Minnesota's education commissioner is asking the state's superintendents and principals to look at their emergency plans in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

Brenda Cassellius says staff and volunteers need to fully understand those plans.

The state education department has also sent guidance to schools on how faculty and staff can talk to students about what happened in Connecticut.

Police say a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, at the school in Newtown before killing himself.

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