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Tri-State parents say they are holding their kids a little tighter tonight

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The basketball game almost a thousand miles away from Newtown, Connecticut, began with a moment of silence. The basketball game almost a thousand miles away from Newtown, Connecticut, began with a moment of silence.

Local parents tell 14 News that they're holding their kids a little bit tighter tonight.

14 News went a high school basketball game Friday night and just talked with students, parents, grandparents. It seems like almost everybody can identify with those in Connecticut, and what they must be going through.

The basketball game almost a thousand miles away from Newtown, Connecticut, began with a moment of silence.

"A lot of people hurting. And a lot of people need our prayers and you know, our hearts go out to them obviously," said Ron Raymond. 

To the victims and family members of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"What I caught was that it was a grade school. It makes me emotional that somebody could do that to these little, tiny, innocent children," said Paige Cushman.

Ball State student Paige Cushman says it's twenty futures that were stolen.

"That was twenty people that had the chance to change the world and now we don't have them anymore. It's just like really unfortunate," said Cushman.

As the second deadliest school shooting in US history, Anita Kirchoff thinks it's a tragedy that witnesses will never forget.

"They'll never get over it. The ones that survived will never get over it," said Kirchoff.

School shootings can have a lifelong impact, but experts say, with the proper support many are able to move on.

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