Updated: 01/14/2014 10:15 PM |
Created: 01/14/2014 1:22 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
News of the shooting devastated parents who rushed to pick up their children and bring them home safe.
They were told to head to the Roswell Mall to meet their kids.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 spoke to parents as they arrived.
First came the call, then came the wait.
"I just want to hold my kids. I just want to know that they're okay and everybody else in the school is ok, we just love our babies and we want them to get here soon," said Kathy Sigeala.
"I'm sad, I'm anxious I have mixed emotions. We just need all the prayers right now,” said Diana Carrasco.
Parents were notified to pick up their kids right after the shooting, but had to wait nearly two hours at the mall to see them.
The mall parking lot was full as families stood by in agony.
“Right now I'm waiting for my granddaughter and we don't know if she's okay," said Dale Hoffman.
Some just got down and prayed.
“The first thing I did when my daughter called was I knelt down and had prayer," said Hoffman.
When the kids were accounted for and finally released, parents hugged their children and those children cried.
“This is the worst feeling I've ever had as a parent ever,” said Michelle Coombes.
"I don't know it felt forever but now it just feels so good that I got them, and I'm holding them and they're safe," said Sigeala.