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Well as parents of the students of sandy hook elementary school got the word of the shooting yesterday.
They frantically rushed to the school and a nearby firehouse fearing the worst while hoping and praying for the best.
That's where Christine Wilford thankfully.
Found her seven year old son safe and sound.
And she joins us now on the phone Christine thank you so much I know it's a very difficult time for you and I appreciate your being willing to to visit with us about it.
I want to ask well when you first heard something happened at the school where were you what did you hear.
And what did -- do.
At home I think Mike and JO Paulo at at and you'd and it -- -- home yesterday.
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-- -- Then you had no idea on your way to sandy hook.
Whether your son was okay or not did you.
Now now -- We had no light air I'll -- it -- -- help but it right arm that they -- -- -- How did you first find out that your son.
Woke up about a lot what you know many many other -- -- you know arriving and encouraging.
Out on the main road and started -- why didn't hour's hot at the dirt road that -- do that's all I wrote that.
We were immediately directed by the police -- -- you know children have been evacuated -- iron out and -- and Eric started practically a look at how has ultimate act everybody with an -- You know outfit actually I -- -- -- -- by -- right here and you have got hot -- the ground there and it could make.
I can't even begin to imagine Christine.
As a parent I just can't.
Get my arms around the emotion that you must -- had.
When you saw your son was okay I'm assuming you just grabbed him and hugged him almost to the point of squeeze in the air out of him.
I need back I'm okay mom I'm okay yeah I you know I didn't cry out -- chair I would brave and I'll you know I'm OK am I -- okay.
And -- him you know what might have been -- I've been out camp.
And and then you know my spot went to one of my past and daughters to -- do -- it.
You know -- L network and what the -- immediately start aren't.
-- -- proud parent -- curry you know how about our current us all what I'm about our.
-- that must have been one happy conversation.
-- you had that mother known and until that very moment of the phone call she didn't know before then she.
-- -- -- -- -- -- She didn't call out while we were on our way -- -- -- Now tell to me about.
How do you explain to your son what it happened because I think that's got to be one of the most horrible things that a -- ever has to do is to explain something so.
Heinous so evil to a child in a way that maybe he could understand it.
We told them.
Very bad -- iron into the land.
A lot of people.
Aaron you know see.
It went and it wouldn't we -- out and I'll.
Of people -- its current brick and it'll we've let every now and now.
Checking in what am I I think I desperately want power out we joint entity at any -- It wants to talk or hear.
I don't think there's a parent in America that isn't just.
By what you've been through I'm so glad.
That you and your son are both OK and for all of your family I know it's a hard time -- you've known teachers other kids who aren't okay.
And I appreciate us.
I was -- letting us -- invade your privacy tonight to talk to you and thank you very much.
For letting us understand what you went true.
Thank you that was Christine.
Wilford whose son a seven year old.
What a horrible horrible.
Experience that have to be for any parent.
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