JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tiffany Moseley hugged her kids a little longer tonight. The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., hits home for parents across the globe, and has many talking.
"Fifty percent of our friends are like homeschool, homeschool, everything is about homeschool," she told Action News.
Moseley's kids are 1 and 2 years old, but random acts of school violence already have her rethinking their education. While she trusts the administrations of local schools, she doesn't trust other people.
"We had actually thought about sending them to a really good elementary school in the area and now, I don't think so."
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Cindy Richetti says the tragedy has many parents scared to send their kids back to school, but quick decisions aren't healthy.
"It's bordering on normal because that's what we all want to do, but to do it for this reason, would create so much fear and panic in the children and would be saying to them don't go outside, don't live your life, don't be with your friends, don't do what's normal, you can't trust anyone anymore, and that's a horrible way to live."
Instead, Richetti says parents should talk to their kids.
"It's very important to be open and honest about what did happen. That the odds of that happening here are so tiny that it's not something they need to worry about and they need to let children ask a lot of questions and keep bringing it up over the next few days."
And Richetti says take time making decisions, especially when it affects your kids.