Average day of school takes on new meaning for local parents

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - For local parents and grandparents, Friday's tragic shooting in Connecticut offers a vivid reminder of just how vulnerable our kids really are.

Picking up their kids from Albany Street Elementary School is a daily, mundane task. But following the tragedy, the routine task takes on new meaning

Osman Mukic, a parent, said, "I'm scared. I'm scared to send my kids to school. I don't want this happening to my kids."

Safety zones, shattered by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, connecticut. 20 children and seven adults dead at the hands of a 20-year-old gunman. It was a painful reminder of what every parent and grandparent know, but generally don't discuss.

Grandparent Jeanette George said, "I'm devastated. I just can't believe it. I can't fathom being a grandparent or mother of that tragedy."

Next, the real hard part is sending their kids back to school on Monday.

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