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Speaking as a parent, Lightning's St. Louis says "you don't feel safe" after Newtown shooting



Tampa Bay Lightning star Marty St. Louis said sons Ryan, 9, Lucas, 7, and Mason, 4, have not asked about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and he isn’t about to bring it up.

 "I didn’t want to scare them,” St. Louis said Wednesday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. “I guess I’m trying to protect their mind and their stress level.”

The shooting affected St. Louis not only as a parent but as a resident of Greenwich, Conn., about 45 miles southwest.

“I'm very worried. You don’t feel safe,” he said. “It’s a (terrible) feeling. In a place like a school, mall, movie theater, right here, you feel like you’re looking over your shoulder all the time and on high alert. You should be enjoying life and having fun, kids learning and giggling."

St. Louis said his routine will not change with his kids. “I hug them every night,” he said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:20pm]


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