I have no idea what to do about a parent's complaint. Here's the situation: I have a second class in the morning (not my homeroom) and they are in my room during announcements. To prepare for the moment of silence we had during announcements yesterday in memory of the horrible events that took place in Newtown, I talked to this class about why we were having the moment of silence. This inevitably led to the discussion of the events that took place. This particular class has a lot of higher level thinkers and many of the students knew a lot about what had happened. One student even mentioned that the mother had been shot and I said "yes, and he was a sick man." Many of these kids also knew how many children had died. One student talked about the "beautiful" teacher who died saving her students. While I do feel like the discussion went into more depth than it did in my own homeroom (simply because of how much these students knew) I tried my best to answer questions without censoring too much. Anyway, one student in particular told his mother I "taught" them about what happened. Apparently he was scared to come to school. I do not believe I gave the impression that our own school was unsafe. In fact, I talked about the reason we had a lockdown about a month ago... The parent has not confronted me, but instead emailed the child's homeroom teacher who told me what had happened. This parent has now gone to administration. I am so hurt that this has happened. I have no idea what to do at this point. Maybe I should have stopped the conversation once students started to tell stories they had heard? What should I do?