BALTIMORE - The Washington, DC back home to Baltimore commute takes about an hour on the train. People with the Monday blues stopped and thought they are just lucky to go back to work in the morning.
Nicola Stewart-Walker works as a psychologist for DC Public Schools.
When asked what kind of questions the kids had, Stewart-Walker said “mostly, is it going to be like 9/11 because most of our kids weren't around at that time."
It was another sad day for our nation, one that is tough to understand. How and why would a military contractor turn a gun on co-workers?
As schools went on lockdown, Stewart-Walker says the kids at Sousa Middle School kept asking questions.
"It was mostly about the children in Connecticut. You know, what were their parents thinking? What did they do? How do we get out," she said.
Lauryn Nwankpa saw the mass exodus out of DC on her way to school in Baltimore.
"It was very crowded at Union Station just now for the 4:20 train that I just took, which is usually not that crowded. There's a lot of people I think coming home, I think a little bit early. So you could definitely tell something was going on," said Nwankpa.
Leila Brumfield didn't feel the stress until she took the late calls from co-workers Monday morning. She works 2.5 miles from the Navy Yard.
Tonight, all she can think about is those who are missed at home.
"This morning they left home, happy, their day ahead of them, not knowing, not having a thought that someone wanted to take their life. It's just devastating," said Brumfield.
The commuters who stopped and talked to us don't seem intimidated at all to get back on the train and go to work in Washington in the morning. One woman said, if a mass shooting can happen at the Navy Yard, it truly can happen anywhere.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Buy Local Buy Maryland
Buy Local, Buy Maryland is a customer savings club that features locally owned businesses. Card holders can save money by shopping in the stores featured in this exclusive program!
Inside the Baltimore Police Department's watch center is the hub from which city police can view hundreds of crime cameras, pull up street corners and follow suspicious activity sometimes in progress; fancy hardware increasingly complimenting witty software.
ABC2 Investigators uncover Baltimore Police officers making huge amounts of overtime as the agency downplays the total amount spent on OT.
Scripps reviewed dozens of lawsuits and spoke with former insiders who all allege the companies that handle Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s asbestos and pollution claims, wrongfully delay or deny payment to cancer victims...