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Old 12-14-12, 03:50 PM
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say a prayer for those that were lost today

can't wait to see my kids later ;(
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Old 12-14-12, 03:52 PM
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Such a tragic story. My prayers go out to the families of the kids who lost their lives. It saddens my heart these children had to lose their lives that way. We need more love in this world...
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Old 12-14-12, 06:39 PM
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My hearts go out to them, and to the families of the 88 people who lost their lives in traffic accidents today.
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My eyes have been moist with tears all afternoon.

All those terrified little children....

God bless them and their families, God help us.
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Old 12-14-12, 08:13 PM
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Tragic event. When I informed my 12 yr old daughter of the news, her first reaction was "what the bleep was that guy smoking?" Lot of my facebook contacts are pondering if they shouldn't reconsider homeschooling their young 'uns.
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Old 12-14-12, 09:58 PM
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I'm sickened over this.
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Indeed. I couldn't even bring myself to go out to attempt to enjoy the night... I just knew I wouldn't. It seems appropriate to stay home and count my blessings.
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Indeed. I couldn't even bring myself to go out to attempt to enjoy the night... I just knew I wouldn't. It seems appropriate to stay home and count my blessings.
Agreed.

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Old 12-14-12, 10:32 PM
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Indeed. I couldn't even bring myself to go out to attempt to enjoy the night... I just knew I wouldn't. It seems appropriate to stay home and count my blessings.
Even more difficult if you live here. I don't think I'll feel like doing much tomorrow, but it might be good to get out and go to the center of town to be part of the group.
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Old 12-14-12, 11:41 PM
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I was tearing up in my office, then skipped the Christmas party to go home to the kids. I got diverted to the store on the way home and missed the baby going to bed, but I did hug the boy extra and I will hug her tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Even more difficult if you live here. I don't think I'll feel like doing much tomorrow, but it might be good to get out and go to the center of town to be part of the group.
My heart and prayers go out to the lost and their families...But also to all the good people of the state and our country who value truth, love, all the things that make us who we are.

Not some whack-job coward who goes into an elementary school and kills opens fire.

Blessings be on your house Homebrew01.
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Old 12-15-12, 02:20 AM
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May the families who lost loved ones today find peace.
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My heart goes out to all the other kids at the school as well. Their eyes have been opened to their own mortality way too early. It's going to affect them all of their lives.
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Old 12-15-12, 08:29 AM
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don't know when I'll be able to watch the news again. not last night and not this morning. all nite it haunted me especially when I saw children doing anything on TV. my son was out for a concert but got to give my daughter an extra hug and kiss on her forehead

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Old 12-15-12, 09:03 AM
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It's pretty somber here. After the lockdown was lifted, the kids came home on the bus, and now just wondering which families are affected. The little neice of one of the guys in my club won't be going home
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Old 12-15-12, 09:38 AM
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Sad, sad day for all of humanity.
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It was terrible. I feel so bad for those families.
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Sad times for sure.

A friend shared this with me. It lifted my spirits.
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Old 12-15-12, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
It's pretty somber here. After the lockdown was lifted, the kids came home on the bus, and now just wondering which families are affected. The little neice of one of the guys in my club won't be going home
my wife is an art teacher and I'm a school portrait photographer. we live in a small town where everyone knows everyone. our hearts go out to everyone affected. such agony in not being able to hold your child, even in death, and the waiting to do so so long after their passing seems like a whole other 2nd tragedy.

our community is mobilizing to help our families cope including messages that I would like to share but don't have permission to from our Superintendent, principal, and schools support staff but they did provide links that should be ok to share

As educators, parents, and guardians, we realize that we need to help our children understand violence, safety, and security. I have been receiving important information from the Maynard Public Schools Support Staff and the Massachusetts School Superintendent's Association that I would like to share with all of you.
The first is a link to a 5 minute video about talking in general with children about tragedy.


https://bcove.me/ofg7cq3z



The second is a link to the National Association of School psychologist:

https://www.nasponline.org/index.aspx




On the NASP web site, in the center of the page, you will see a list of NASP Resources. The first resource will be Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers. Over the weekend, I will be using this information to talk with my children about the tragedy in Connecticut and I hope this will be helpful to you.

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Old 12-15-12, 03:35 PM
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I feel just as bad as most about what happened to those people, but I also don't feel the need to cry for them, what happened happened and no amount of sadness will ever bring them back. What I do feel is the need for me to keep doing what I do, and thats spending and enjoying as many days as poss with my family.
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I spent time in my church yesterday on my lunch hour. A parishioner I do not even know let me in with her key when she saw me trying the doors. She let me in to an empty church where I prayed by myself. My kids were across the street at the parish school and I could hear happy voices on the playground for school lunch. I wanted to go get a visitor pass and then find my kids to hug them. As 7th and 8th graders they would have been too embarrassed so I did not.

I continue to pray for the grieving parents, siblings grandparents, aunts, uncles, and all those who mourn the lost children.
I also pray that all that which is broken in our society making it a culture of violence and death be healed.
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Why didn't someone at the school shoot this gunman - instead of trying to stop him physically and getting killed in the process? I see from reading wikipedia they allow open carry in Connecticut. Is it reasonable to conclude most people are not interested in carrying some protection in the USA? I would have thought schools would employ at least one person who had a basic level of training to deal with this sort of situation. Tell me what I'm missing here guys. I mean in Australia I could understand how a gunman can go out-of-control, because if a law abiding citizen here has any sort of gun it is immediate 14 years jail.
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Why didn't someone at the school shoot this gunman - instead of trying to stop him physically and getting killed in the process? I see from reading wikipedia they allow open carry in Connecticut. Is it reasonable to conclude most people are not interested in carrying some protection in the USA? I would have thought schools would employ at least one person who had a basic level of training to deal with this sort of situation. Tell me what I'm missing here guys. I mean in Australia I could understand how a gunman can go out-of-control, because if a law abiding citizen here has any sort of gun it is immediate 14 years jail.
Be realistic. It's not possible to have armed guards at every building in the country.
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Sad times for sure.

A friend shared this with me. It lifted my spirits.
Thank you so much for sharing this. This is one VERY beautiful film. I am grateful.
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