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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Sabrina Chaney was at Wynnton Arts Academy on Friday picking up a kindergartner she watches everyday. After today's horrific shooting in Connecticut, the thought of a mass shooting happening here has Chaney and other parents on edge.  

"You send your kids to school thinking that's the safest place for them to be when they are not with you, and that doesn't happen anymore, it's just horrible" Chaney said. 

Parents miles away here in Columbus feel the pain of children and parents in Connecticut, when 26 people were killed on Friday. 

"It seems to be happening a lot more lately, I was surprised and so many children, its scary." 

Muscogee County officials are working to make sure your children remain safe. They are asking all schools to check there security systems and report any problems to plant services. Spokeswoman Valerie Fuller says additional staff will be on hand to watch students. 

"In addition to drop off and pickups we've asked that there be additional supervision on all of our campuses in the morning throughout the rest of the school year as well as the first two weeks of school," Fuller said.  

While safety measures are being heightened at school around the country, tears fell for the many lives lost today. Sabrina Chaney says she feels for those parents, especially during the holiday season.

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