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Mass shooting at Texas elementary school

Fred Guttenberg’s daughter, Jaime, was one of 17 people killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

He spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, just hours after 18 children and an adult were killed in Uvalde, Texas.

“It was a horrible day. No matter how much time passes, it brings you right back to that minute. I keep thinking about those families today who need to figure out how they’re going to bury their children, who need to figure out how they’re going to console their other children, who need to figure out how they’re going to faced with the reality that they probably had other kids in that school who are going to have PTSD, who need to find a eulogy,” Guttenberg said.

Guttenberg said the news of another shooting is infuriating “because all of these cases, we know the next one is going to happen because we haven’t done anything to fix it.”

“I am so broken. Worse still, it’s not like this country doesn’t want to solve this problem,” he said.

When asked what message he would give to Uvalde’s families, Guttenberg quoted something his rabbi told him at his daughter’s funeral: “We’re not moving forward, we’re moving forward.”

“I want everyone to know that they are loved and that they are going to move on. This is what I call a ‘new normal,'” he said. “But the next few minutes, hours, days are going to be brutal.”

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