Vigils held across the state for Texas school shooting victims
The Newtown Action Alliance along with Moms Demand Action were among the groups that gathered at the state capitol, calling for change. After Sandy Hook, Connecticut banned assault style weapons and large ammunition magazines. The recent attack hits close to home for many of in the state, more so for the Sandy Hook survivors. “I was huddled in a closet with 18 9-year-olds and three of my colleagues that day.
“We have this light this one lone star to represent the tragedy from the lone star state,” said Pastor Sean Fisher. “This is a devastating event particularly in Connecticut where we have survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting, we have parents who have lost children, we have educators who lost colleagues,” said Joslyn Delancey, Vice President of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA). It was a difficult day for many in the state, especially teachers. “A lot of them had to will themselves into the buildings today, to put a smile on their face, and be warm and welcoming and secure,” said Delancey.
“We really need, desperately, in our schools not only to give kids coping skills and mechanisms but also teachers’ tools to support children who might be in crisis,” said Delancey. Several school districts increased their security today, and many will continue through out the week.
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