NZ's Ardern tells students 'it is okay to grieve'

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Published on March 20, 2019 - Duration: 02:07s

NZ's Ardern tells students 'it is okay to grieve'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Cashmere High School in Christchurch, whose students and parent community were among those most impacted by recent attacks.

Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NZ's Ardern tells students 'it is okay to grieve'

(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the Cashmere High School in Christchurch on Wednesday (March 20), whose students and parent community were among those most impacted by the attacks.

About 200 children gathered at the school auditorium and listened to Ardern who spoke to them about racism and social media, adding to never mention the shooter's name.

The students performed an emotionally-charged haka, a ceremonial war dance, for Ardern.

Two boys from the school - teenagers Sayyad Milne and Hamza Mustafa - were killed in the attacks.

One former student, Tariq Omar, was also killed, while Khaled Mustafa, the father of Hamza, also died.

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