'Scared to go to school today': Students, parents tweet worry, fear as kids head back to school

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.

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.

Children, of course, are nervous and scared, too. Holly Robinson Peete tweeted about her children’s fears.

And other students reach out to Twitter to express their fear. You are not alone.

Twitter users offer support and prayer.

And extra hugs are becoming the norm.

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.

  • Ranadicus

    After watching the President legitamize school shootings as a means of getting them their desperately wanted attention, at least in the minds of the lunatics who are desperate enough to do it, I expect another one within two weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Drkellybrooks Kelly Brooks

    My daughter doesn’t understand why I am scared to death to take her to school today. I have never felt so weak and powerless…it is such a shame.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      Why are you doing that to her?

  • Tequila

    I give up on Twitter. For the 2nd time I have had an account suspended in what looks to be revenge blocking by liberals. Let me know when Twitter cleans up their act when it comes to suspending accounts. People who tweet death threats keep their accounts but apparently pro gun rights comments get you booted.

    • BeeKaaay

      Twitter is a speech-free zone. That’s because it is run by Marxists.

    • BeeKaaay

      Twitter is a speech-free zone. That’s because it is run by Marxists.

  • Steve_J

    Are the afraid to put their children in the car?

    • IfYouHaveToAsk

      Have been, especially after a close call with an idiot driver. Why do you ask?

  • BeyondPolls

    Then take them out of the public school system. Don’t send them to Constitution-free zones.

  • dkhilly

    Yeah, I’ll admit, I had a moment of relief when I realized my daughter was too sick to go to school today.

  • Kim

    This is so sad. God did not instill in us a spirit of such fear. I can’t imagine these parents’ anxieties. I don’t have kids, but five nieces, two of which had a letter sent home from their school on Friday re: verified rumors of violence occurring around the notorious “apocalypse.” They are in 2nd and 5th grade.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Idiots in other schools having “moments of silence” with 1st graders. Way to go, Liberals scaring and reminding them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michellelivigni Michelle Li Vigni

    don’t have any children. but thinking about homeschooling when i do have them now

  • BeeKaaay

    It is obvious that government schools are not safe, due to two reasons.

    1) The government runs them – so we need vouchers now.
    2) There is a belief that children are to be slaughtered, so outlaw abortion now and stop that belief.

    Naah. Logic and reason won’t win the day for this issue.

  • BeeKaaay

    It is obvious that government schools are not safe, due to two reasons.

    1) The government runs them – so we need vouchers now.
    2) There is a belief that children are to be slaughtered, so outlaw abortion now and stop that belief.

    Naah. Logic and reason won’t win the day for this issue.

  • tinker_thinker

    The kids are sitting ducks and we know it.
    The CT shooting victims were treated like a video game by the killer.

  • tinker_thinker

    The kids are sitting ducks and we know it.
    The CT shooting victims were treated like a video game by the killer.

  • imme

    I’d be a little less scared about kids going to school if there were armed guards there.