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Parents react to Connecticut shooting

Joji Malino Joji Malino
Noemi Mills Noemi Mills
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Parents all over the country are aching, thinking about all those innocent children who were killed Friday in Connecticut.

Some South Georgia parents tell us they fear their children's safety now more than ever.

Our cameras were rolling at St. Teresa's school in Albany as parents picked up their children just hours after hearing the tragic news from Connecticut.

"I was very scared and I was worried about my kids. I have two kids in school right now that I was very scared for. It makes me teary eyed to see the news and what's going on," said parent Joji Malino.

"It breaks your heart, you just automatically think of your own kids and you want to hug them. You just got to pray for those families," said parent Noemi Mills.

Mills took her two children and lit a candle inside of St. Teresa's sanctuary and prayed for the victims.

Friday's news hit close to home because she recently moved from Connecticut and is worried about friends.

"We do have friends in that area and we're just waiting to hear back from them," said Mills.

"You drop your baby off at school and somebody has killed your baby. Innocent kids and babies that has no ties to anything, just innocent kids killed for nothing," said parent Carlton Arnold.

This evening security was tight at Monroe High School where people lined up to see the basketball game between Monroe and Westover.

Carlton Arnold says today's events don't make him afraid to attend public gatherings like tonight's game.

"It doesn't make me worry at all because I know security is real tight around here. It's more put together than people know," said Arnold.

These two parents don't feel the same way.

"I'm scared. It can happen anywhere and lately it's been going on everywhere," said Malino

"You feel like and you think school is a safe haven, but these days you just don't know. It's scary," said Mills.

All the parents I spoke with today were moved by the shooting and all said those families and Newtown will be in their thoughts and prayers.

 

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