Not going to lie- I'm nervous to bring my boy to school today.But I have to believe there is more good than evil in this world.— Janice Dean (@janicedeanfox) December 17, 2012
Fox News’ Janice Dean admitted to being nervous about sending her son to school today. She also expressed other thoughts that many parents have been having recently, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
I didn’t think it was possible to love my children more, but I think my heart grew even bigger this past weekend.Prayers to #Newtown
— Janice Dean (@janicedeanfox) December 17, 2012
Indeed. Parents across the country hugged their little ones a little tighter and more often this weekend. And, today, those little ones head back to school. Janice Dean is not the only parent taking to Twitter to express worry and fear.
Dropping my kids off at school today was harder than it ever has been. You shouldn’t have to be scared to leave them there, but I am.
— She Dies At The End (@IvyelleWright) December 17, 2012
Tough to let my kids go to school today. Tried to act confident and positive, but nervous inside.
— Nicole(@nmh1970) December 17, 2012
I’m scared to send my daughter to school:(
— Johanna Garduno (@GardunoJohanna) December 17, 2012
it is sad that I am scared to send my daughter back to school today…
— ~German*Wht*ChoCake~ (@miss_blueyez) December 17, 2012
I wish I wasn’t so scared to take my daughter to school today. #PrayersForNewtown
— Neely Parris (@hazelfliesaway) December 17, 2012
Scared to send my child to school
— TaffenyTanell (@PrettyyGrl_Taff) December 17, 2012
Dropping my kids off at school felt a little different today. Still thinking about u precious babies, may u rest in peace #newtown
— Jerilynn(@JetsMom2) December 17, 2012
@janicedeanfox My hubby will be at my kids school for daughters country presentation (i’m in manhattan). Gives me a little more peace.
— Sprinkles (@SusieSprinkle2) December 17, 2012
@janicedeanfox I got a sick feeling in my stomach this morning when i was leaving my little one at school!
— Cara Vaughn (@vawngirl) December 17, 2012
My kids go to my school and still I was nervous dropping them off this AM. Here’s to minds and hearts at ease for parents dropping off today
— Basil Kolani (@bkolani) December 17, 2012
my moms scared to send us to school cause of the shooting
— Kary ;*** (@KarysAmazingg03) December 17, 2012
Nervous about the school day today. Thinking of the staff that have the job of explanation and comfort. Praying for strength in the lil ones
— WHIT WHIT (@MRS_FUNCTION) December 17, 2012
It’s pretty sad that I get nervous sending my baby to school now ?
— Ashley Mallini (@Ashley_Mallini) December 17, 2012
Was kinda nervous about sending nia to school
— 12.2〇|RïP.RÖ (@shitgetsrealB) December 17, 2012
Little nervous sending kids to school today
— Nicolle Reynoso (@NicolleChaCha) December 17, 2012
Was real nervous boutsendn my baby to school today smh Rest In peace Babys !!!
— ♥♡DEC.23&&27♥♡ (@fye_reddbone) December 17, 2012
Nervous and uneasy about sending Luke to school. I’m driving him today. Will I be able to let go at the door?
— Allison Hart (@motherhoodwtf) December 17, 2012
I shouldn’t have to feel nervous about dropping my lil boy off at school
— Cheowger_No_Speaky (@HoesCallMe_Jess) December 17, 2012
Tomorrow I will have to drop my daughter off at school. Like many of you, I can’t help but feel nervous in light… fb.me/Dq9gPh0F
— Jaylene Garau (@ChildMotivator) December 17, 2012
Never thought dropping off my children at school would make nervous.
— Vanessa(@vanessatx) December 17, 2012
— Stacy Watts Self (@StacyWSelf) December 17, 2012
I shouldn’t have to be nervous sending my babies to school. They shouldn’t be nervous going to school. School should be the easy part.
— Rashida (@chcltekiss) December 17, 2012
Children, of course, are nervous and scared, too. Holly Robinson Peete tweeted about her children’s fears.
Great game. Football is like the last great American campfire a brief escape from profound sorrow. Kids nervous abt school tomorrow:( Night.
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) December 17, 2012
And other students reach out to Twitter to express their fear. You are not alone.
I’m nervous about going to school today..
— Chyenne ✌ (@heather_chyenne) December 17, 2012
@shelbygray_ this is crazy. My daughter is too scared to go to school tomorrow. No child should ever be afraid of going to school!
— Jennifer DeSilva (@Mystic2477) December 17, 2012
if my sis was scared to go to school this am && she didn’t forget what happen I know those kids are going to have a hard time forgetting smh
— Queen Royal (@Steeleblazin) December 17, 2012
I’m in school scared shitless bc I’m 2 states away from ct
— sab (@twerknugget) December 17, 2012
To be honest im kinda scared to go to school today..
— Toria(:(@hailleylovee) December 17, 2012
Not gonna lie I’m a little nervous being at school this week, physcos copy physcos
— Jaime Ross (@JaimeRoss_) December 17, 2012
im scared to go to school this week
— mau ☯ (@mistamau) December 17, 2012
Very nervous about my school day today.I can’t imagine the anxiety and fear I would be feeling in sending a child to school today.
— Lindsey Upton (@lindsey_upton) December 17, 2012
I’m honestly scared to be going to school. OP doesn’t have much security like you can just walk in almost any door.
— EMMALEIGHNORRELL (@Norrellie) December 17, 2012
I’m pretty nervous to go to school today after what occurred on Friday.
— Randy Groves (@RPG_3232) December 17, 2012
I’m not going to lie, I’m going to be a little nervous just going to school today.
— Jacob Caponi (@JacobCaponi) December 17, 2012
With all this going on, I’m kinda nervous to go to school. We say it could never happen here, but people in Connecticut said the same. ?
— Ally Benedict (@AllyBenedict12) December 17, 2012
Im nervous to go to school tomorow. As dumb as that sounds. I really am.
— Jessalyn. (@_Jessalynnn) December 17, 2012
I’m so nervous coming to school.. my hearts like racing._. ..
— Ü MissChubbieCheeks♡ (@AriLovesFood_10) December 17, 2012
I’m actually scared to go to school today
— ∞ Hailey ∞ (@OhHai_Hailey) December 17, 2012
I’m seriously scared to be at school this week
— dana burton(@danacheer99) December 17, 2012
Is it bad I’m nervous to go to school?…and the worse part is school is somewhere you should feel safe. But in this world you never know…
— Bailey Hawke (@b_hawkeeee) December 17, 2012
After the shooting im actually scared to go to school
— kelsey doherty (@kelsdohx3) December 17, 2012
My mom hugged me at least 4 times before she left today , now I’m scared to go to school
— Olivia Granja (@oganjj) December 17, 2012
My daughter was nervous about going to school this morning. It was hard not to burst into tears. I just hugged her & said it will ok.
— Millie Rocklage (@LadyMillieRock) December 17, 2012
Twitter users offer support and prayer.
please dont be scared to go to school today, little ones.
— Kristen Drum (@kristendrum) December 17, 2012
— Caitlin Dozier(@DozierCaitlin) December 17, 2012
Prayers for all the scared and uneasy parents sending their kids to school today, and for protection for the children as they try to learn.
— LexLoveChaos (@musiclovechaos) December 17, 2012
Great post for any mom, like me, who’s just a little bit weary today. Sending extra prayers of safety and bravery… fb.me/1ps3XlqRw
— Yasmin E. Alberto (@GrowingP31Woman) December 17, 2012
My heart goes out 2 ALL children 2day as they go back 2 school so scared & unsure. My Prayers for Peace to be with you all. Xo @leahremini
— Lisa G. (@Tellmewy) December 17, 2012
And extra hugs are becoming the norm.
@janicedeanfox My first grader called from his room to ask if he could come snuggle this morning. Best snuggle ever.Prayers to Newtown.
— Stephanie Daniels (@sdanielsmi) December 17, 2012
Hugged my daughter extra tight this morning before dropping her off too school…. No place is safe!!
— NANA (@IAmMissNaNa) December 17, 2012
Man… I hugged my daughter sooo hard this morning..
— Carol (@HYPNOTIQ2012) December 17, 2012
I hugged and kissed my daughter so much b4 taking her to daycare dis morning
— Sarah Leah’s Mommy (@Miss_Blkberry) December 17, 2012
I hugged my daughter just little longer this morning when I dropped her off for school. My heart is heavy.
— Jason Falcone (@jfalco14) December 17, 2012
Kissed and hugged my daughter so tight before she left for school today…
— ~Tia~ (@OfficialCurtia) December 17, 2012
Something about this day, I was not rushing to take my son to school and I hugged him a little tighter
— *Capricorn* Dec. 29 (@Heart_Iced) December 17, 2012
Hugged & kissed my son more then usual this morning he’s my lifeline & I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him. ?❤
— Darrion. (@scoopd_90) December 17, 2012
I think I’ve hugged and kissed my 6 year old son two hundred times since Friday, and never meant it more.
— Mikey Adams (@MikeyAdamsWEEI) December 16, 2012
We hugged our daughter a little longer today and gave her a few extra kisses. Everyday is a gift. Prayers to #Newtown
— Debbie Harbsmeier (@dharbsmeier) December 17, 2012
That is a lesson that can be learned from this horrible, unfathomable and heart-breaking tragedy. Hug your kids harder and hold them close. Appreciate every single moment as the gift that it is.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all affected by the massacre in Newtown, including all the parents and children who are fighting through their fears today.