CHARDON, OH (WOIO) - News of the tragedy in Newtown is striking a chilling nerve for the families in Chardon, OH who underwent their own school shooting in February.
"If I can give back just one ounce of what we felt then I will feel this will be a success," said Nick Schukler.
"The community comes together, people come together but you still have those memories," said John Gamiere.
Back at the town square Carl Weindall is taking a little more time to play with his three grand children after learning how many young lives were lost this morning.
"You just give them a hug and they are home for another day," said Carl Weindall.
Back at the barbershop Michelle Rodriguez, a mother of four and youth worker, can't help but feel for the parents in Connecticut whose children were taken from them during what was supposed to be their warm holiday season.
"They were preparing for Christmas and everything and now this. My heart just goes out to them," said Michelle Rodriguez.