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Recent shootings can make going to school seem scary, but there are ways to help kids cope

LOS ANGELES - Alysia Evans' son was 4 in 2013, when a man went on a shooting rampage in Santa Monica, killing five people before officers killed him. Her son was in preschool a few blocks from Santa Monica College, where the attack came to an end.

The preschool was placed on lockdown that day, and everyone there was safe, but "it's the first panic attack I've had in my life," said Evans, an attorney who lives on the Westside.

Two weeks ago, she was driving to work when she heard on the radio that there had been a

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