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BLUEFIELD (WVVA)--- Community members in the two Virginias came together Thursday night for a candlelight vigil in Bluefield to try and take stress away during the holidays and remember the victims from Sandy Hook Elementary.

"This is a difficult time for a lot of people and now with the shootings, it has just made it harder," said Reverend Susan Rector of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bluefield, WV.

Teachers across the world felt especially close to the tragedy. Knowing that it could have been them and being given the tough task of explaining the tragedy to their students.

"The first part of class, you know it was quite, I think we all had that same sense of nervousness coming to school," Laura Presley said, a teacher at Princeton High School.

"I just let them question and when they did we talked, I just think we need to remember them and learn from this."

 

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