Miami-Dade School Security Protocols "Solid": Superintendent
Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho said he has confidence in his district's security procedures Monday, and expressed his "heartfelt sorrow" over Friday's mass school shooting in Connecticut. New school board member Susie Castillo said she wants a review of each school's lockdown procedures. Security consultant Alex Vasquez said many districts have taken measures in response to Friday's events.
From the faces of the young victims to photos of helplessness and agony, adults and parents have been taking in tough images since the news of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown broke on Friday.
"I'm hurting, just as a lot of people (are) out there,” Layren Alpizar says. “I didn't know any of them, but I can't imagine what they are going through. I don't want to, I don't know."
Even though she lives in Miami Lakes, far from the tragedy in Connecticut, the mother of two has spoken to her children about the school shooting.
But it’s difficult for her to think about the victims, and her own family.
"I don't think I can survive if something like that were to happen to me and my kids,” she said.