Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed into an elementary school and killed children nearly their same age. President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. “They’re just babies,” her 10-year-old son said. “What could they have done?”Kornfeld assured him the victims had done nothing wrong, and that the shootings didn’t make sense to anybody. She reminded her children that they were with her, and safe.”But it could have been us,” her son replied.School administrators across the nation have pledged to add police patrols, review security plans and make guidance counselors available in their districts as students return to classes Monday for the first time since the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.And yet, it is pretty near impossible for parents not to be anxious and apprehensive.”For them, you need to pretend that you’re OK,” said Kornfeld, of Pinecrest, Fla., a village in Miami-Dade County. “But it’s scary.”Teachers shared their concerns and braced… Read full this story
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