By Mike Graziano, USA TODAY Staff WriterFor some parents, the moment when their children get home from school is the moment they realise they’ve got a problem, and that it’s time to get help.
For others, it’s the moment the unthinkable happens, and they find themselves looking for answers about what might have happened to their child.
In all cases, the family members are looking for the answers.
But for one mother, who has had her two youngest children killed, the best they can hope for is for authorities to provide them with answers quickly.
The mother, whose name was withheld because she is a victim of a school shooting, had just taken her youngest son to school when a gunman opened fire.
The mother said her youngest boy was “unharmed.”
“We have a child and his family is going to need to have a lot of help, and we can’t ask for that from the authorities,” the mother said.
She said she’s not surprised that the authorities aren’t providing her family with answers because her son’s death has been a difficult issue for her family to handle.
“We’re very emotional,” she said.
“The whole thing just got to us.
It was something that we had to deal with.”‘
We need answers quickly’In her case, the mother is a parent of two children.
The youngest is now 5 and the oldest, 4.
The family had been planning a trip to a nearby Walmart to pick up her son, but the shooting happened when they arrived.
She said the gunman opened the door of the Walmart, pulled out a gun and began shooting.
“The gun went off.
I was screaming, I was crying.
It just felt like it was going to break my heart,” the woman said.
The bullet struck her in the head, killing her.
She has since been trying to get answers from the local sheriff’s department, which said it would not comment on its investigations.
The local police department also declined to provide a comment.
“They need to get on the ground and get answers quickly, because this is going on and the parents are having a difficult time,” the sheriff’s spokesman, David Baca, said.
He said deputies are trying to figure out how many people were involved and if there were other people who might have had some involvement.
“It is not a normal event to have an individual with a firearm who enters a store and then proceeds to open fire,” he said.
Baca said deputies would “continue to investigate this incident to the fullest extent of the law” and that authorities will be providing updates on their investigation.
“It’s been a hard process,” he added.
A school shooting has killed three people at a school in northwest Louisiana.
(Photo: Courtesy of Mary B. Johnson)The mother said she wants to know what led to the shooting and whether there are other kids who were in the same school as the gunman.
“I want to know if they were in close proximity, if they had any siblings that were in a different school, if anybody was in the school who was also in a similar situation,” she told The Associated Press.
The mom, who also has a 5-year-old son, said her oldest son, whom she calls K, was a little different than her other children.
“K was always around the house, and he never had any problems, but I never saw him outside the house,” she explained.
She also said she wishes there was a way for her children to talk about their father, who is a teacher at the school.
“I want them to talk to him and talk to me, and I want them in their own words,” she added.
Baco said the school district will make arrangements to have the family interviewed.
“This will be a high priority for us,” he told the AP.
“If we need assistance, we will,” he continued.
“We are going to do everything we can.”
The AP has contacted Walmart, the local police and the local school district to ask about the incident.
The Associated Press has reached out to Walmart for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
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