Aurora schools offer additional support for theater shooting victims

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AURORA, Colo. -- Nearly two months after the movie theater massacre, the Aurora Public School District is adding extra support for students and staff dealing with the tragedy.

"They're offering all kinds of services," said Don Ball of Aurora. Ball's grandson was inside theater number nine when the gunfire first began.

On Monday, Ball was one of nearly two dozen people who showed up to an Aurora Schools healing workshop meant to encourage mental health help in the wake of the shooting.

"This sort of thing can create issues for people over a long period of time, we really want to be available for our parents, staff, and our students," said Georgia Duran, a spokesperson for the Aurora Public Schools District.

The district has also added a full-time recovery specialist to help with the district's students and staff. Another workshop is set for Monday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center.

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