We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I hear the news I react not as a president, but as anybody else would — as a parent. …I know there are parents in America that feel the way that i do. The majority of those who died today were children — beautful little kids who were between five and ten years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings; kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers — men and women devoted to helping others fulfill their dreams.