Schools Offer Post-Election Counseling To Students

Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 18:26:55-05

Those with the Nashville school districts said they’re providing their counselors with "special post-election protocols" to help students in the aftermath of the presidential election.

According to reports, one third-grader sought counseling after a fellow student told him he wouldn't be able to see one of his two mothers now that Republican Donald Trump has been elected.

Metro Nashville Public Schools announced in a Facebook post that emotions have been running high among students following what many have seen as "one of the most divisive election seasons in recent history."

A school district spokeswoman did not immediately elaborate about what the specific post-election protocols entailed.

Democrat Hillary Clinton lost Tennessee to Trump by 26 percentage points, but carried Nashville by the same margin.