Will Newtown, Conn. ever feel safe again?
Residents try to cope with emotions
- Duration 4:59
- Date Dec 17, 2012
Residents try to cope with emotions
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As parents especially those of us who have young children.
Deal at the horror of what happened to those babies in the and they heartbreak of the grownups who gave their lives trying to save them.
Friday and sandy at elementary the whole -- is amplified by the fact that it happened inside a place that supposed to be a sanctuary.
From the sometimes hard cruel world will they ever feel safe again joining us here in new town are parents of kids who thank god were unharmed.
This is Margaret Keyes.
And her dad Fred -- their grass and to let that's Tom and Mary and Tom what's your right.
Betty the and the grass but start with Margaret so tell us about your nephew.
Where where is he OK and and how did you find out about what happened.
The school system sends out a message and -- and that's how we've began to.
Understand what unfolded on Friday and so tell us about your nephew and tell us what you know what you heard him and -- war things.
He's well he's well I think he's so processing.
-- -- from what we understand on the teacher.
You know grab them from -- into the -- the art teacher locked the door and the way he says.
Gunman came to the door and was banging on trying to get.
But he is fine so the government actually came to his classroom yes and how -- in his words.
Parted the describe.
I'm just basically just how -- said -- he's -- that made an unknown to his teacher.
Telling -- how he's looking forward to coming back to school with her and can't wait to see her smiling face.
For you drove a bus here that yeah.
I dual bus for fifty years -- an -- -- -- school and we're delivering near there.
I remember Ford of school was -- actually -- driver's name after those first lichtman and you got killed there on a slight.
That's all on the connected with a so to -- this horror must seem even so unnatural even more so than to the rest all my seven children want to cured me go to kindergarten they're annoying which connected with -- -- years -- -- part of my family.
And now do you think it will always carry the weight of this horrible tragedy.
Me a long time -- on this deal.
Long time doing it are one -- -- -- more if you just stand by.
A -- be able to the first -- To be standing -- giving her love and support to all those victims.
Because that's the type of person that she is.
-- the president parents -- -- my wife and I haven't done.
The because those gifts that are given to her thunder have -- I.
I tell yeah I cannot imagine I cannot I cannot imagine.
Very -- aghast.
You were brought up here with Tom and your family.
It's as -- -- -- -- -- do I understand.
During the event you knew it was happening he knew something was happening what did you hear.
I heard shots I didn't know -- was happening until my brother asked me he called me on the fun and laughs at the pleas from my house.
I said when I was baby of the house and they said.
There -- a shooting and I have heard the sirens I was going to call my father right I didn't.
And once arrows and -- half and I ran across the street to the school.
And I saw my sister in law with my nephew.
And I I -- -- -- safe and.
And yet Tom.
The cruelty is some parents were.
Elated and relieved and other parents are crushed.
I mean how will this community deal with that.
That that's exactly my brother John has gone through he said it's like Christmas Day for him and -- offer for all the others.
Although I am extremely excited and happy about my nephews well being.
There were parents that don't have that same fortune and at its shares -- -- apart.
It's -- even think about so close to Christmas.
It just rips at our heart I can't say -- any.
Any more than that easily -- and their families going through a lot right now and I know there are going to be getting counseling for there for there for -- on because.
-- -- posttraumatic stress those things that come the play and you know bill -- together like this community -- mean this is one heck of a town I mean these people are great you see the outpouring of this town.
And the fiber of this community was woken up by -- the devil himself.
But this town and will rise up again.
It has no choice but to.
Because these people stick together.