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Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt – if Ms. Carter only knew. Some of the responses were eye-opening.

“If Ms. Carter only knew ... I get my sister ready in the morning and that’s why we are always late.”

“If Ms. Carter only knew ... I live with my grandparents because my mom and dad are both in jail.”

And the most heartbreaking one...