NEWTOWN, Conn. (WGGB) — The vigil at the St. Rose of Lima Church brought friends, family and strangers together. They gave comfort to one another and said payers for all those killed in the shooting rampage and for their families.
“It’s a tragedy,” said Sheila Maher. “It’s such a nice little town. It’s my town. I want to be here and support my community and people whose children aren’t coming home today, right before Christmas. It breaks your heart.”
“I have a lot of good friends who live here and words can’t say enough,” said Jennifer Forster of Stratford.
“I’m going to school to be a teacher,” said Tony Mancini of Woodbury. “And I actually knew the principal. I volunteered at the previous school where she was a principal. She was a great lady. And to hear something like this, it’s crazy. Unbelievable. She’s young and everybody loved her.”
“It’s really hard as a parent when your five-year-old asks you what happened to those to explain to those kids?” said Jaymie Batoon of Southbury. “I’m not exactly sure how we did it. We kind of just led her along and she just sort of figured it out for herself. That’s why we brought her here tonight, to say her payer.”