ENC Parents Talk About Holidays After Shocking CT School Shooting

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We spoke to parents in Greenville on the one week anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting Friday. They say it's made this holiday season more meaningful knowing life can be so fleeting and they will never forget where they were when they heard the news of the Connecticut shooting.

David Stahl, a father of three, says this tragedy has made this holiday season a little bittersweet for him.

"As a parent you kind of take for granted the time you have to spend with your children, and when something of this magnitude happens it kind of sets you back and you say: wow this could happen to anybody in America, and for the grace of God... me and our family, we can have my child and our children together. My heart goes out to those people up there and I can't imagine what they're going through," said Stahl.

Stahl says, he's talked with his 6-year-old about the shooting and says, he's amazed at the understanding and compassion his own children have expressed toward the victims in Connecticut.