Local parents fearful after Connecticut school shooting
The horror in Connecticut strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - The horror in Connecticut strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Many here in the valley say they hugged their kids a little tighter before bed, and will do so again Monday, when dropping them off at school.
"It's very different now," says Kimberly Morrows, a mother of two in Las Vegas. "I'm scared. I want to call and check on my son all the time."
"It makes you think," adds Jennifer Sloane. "You're going to worry now, because you don't know what the day's going to bring."
News that 20 children and six adults were massacred Friday morning at an elementary school in Connecticut has hit hard across the valley.
"It's a sad situation." Sloane says. "My heart goes out to the families. I don't know how something like that could have happened."
"It's tragic," Morrows says. "I've cried about it, and prayed about it. School's a place where children are supposed to go and be safe. Not worry about losing their life. The scary part is it could happen anywhere."
It's prompted many parents to check school safety procedures, and to have a discussion with their own kids.
"I sat my 6-year-old down and let him know that there were a bunch of kids that were around his age, that went to school like him, and lost their lives," Morrows describes. "I told him to just always be on the look-out. If he ever sees someone scary that doesn't look right, or if something doesn't feel right, to run and hide, or go tell someone."
As kids in Clark County go to school Monday, two 6-year-old boys killed in Friday's tragedy, will be laid to rest.