TheBlaze’s S.E. Cupp broke down emotionally during “The Cycle” on MSNBC Friday as she discussed the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. According to officials, 27 people were killed in the shooting, including as many as 20 children.

“Heartbreaking and horrifying for the 600 students inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We now bring in Dr. Joshua Weiner,” Cupp said, her voice dripping with emotion. “Excuse me.”

“You can understand this is emotional for everyone,” she continued, her voice still cracking. “There are reports that children were told to cover their eyes as they fled past the school’s main office. How do you begin even discussing this with children as you can tell it’s hard for even adults to talk about.”

Dr. Weiner said parents should keep it “brief” and “simple” with children and answer whatever questions they have without going into graphic detail.

“When a kid is an elementary school age child you really want to make things very black and white for them and let them know that even though this tragedy occurred, they are very safe, their schools are safe and they will be OK,” he added.

Watch the clip via MSNBC below: