>> There's a lot of caring people here in this community.>> Yeah.>> Jennifer Barones' daughter Kaylee attends Floresville Elementary School, and one of her classmates Emily was a victim of the church shooting in Southerland Springs, Texas. Now, she and the rest of the community are faced with how to help their children deal with the shock.
Jon Herskovitz is speaking to educators and parents in the community.>> This town lost about 5% of it's population in the Sunday church shooting. Which happened right over there. Including several children who attend area schools. As the names of the victims are being released. This town is bracing for a fresh wave of mourning.
And schools have been sending in counselors to help students and parents deal with the grieving process.>> Most of the children in tiny Sutherland Springs attend school in the surrounding towns of La Vernia, Stockdale, and Floresville. About 11 miles from Sutherland Springs, Floresville Elementary lost two students in the shooting, and are working to help their students deal with the fallout.
Most schools in the area only have one counselor on site. But the Stockdale superintendent says they're raising that number to four.>> Residents in Sutherland Springs tell me this is a close knit community, and they are turning to each other. And a lot of people saying they feel that this is actually going to make the town, and this area much stronger.