AURORA, Ohio - From Aurora, Ohio to Westlake, the Batman movie was still drawing crowds Friday despite the shootings at a theater in Aurora, Colorado. However a local psychologist is predicting anxiety over the shootings may keep some people away.
"No doubt people are going to step back and may avoid the movies for the next week or so," Dr. Ellen Casper said. "But because we're resilient and we have common sense and we don't want to avoid participation in our lives, we'll get back to something called normal at some point."
Casper's practice is in Beachwood. She said it's important to recognize that the Colorado attack was a random and rare event. She also said it's important for parents to have honest, age appropriate conversations with their children.
"And do whatever they can to comfort the child at whatever age," she said, "and suggest that sometimes the world can be a very scary place and most of the time, the world is very safe."
Casper's own 19 year old son went to the Batman movie Friday. "You have to have some trust in our world," she said.
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