NEEDHAM (CBS) – People across the country have been affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Many cities and towns in Massachusetts held vigils Monday night.
In Needham, a prayer vigil was organized by Jackie Arrondo, a high school student. “I have two younger brothers, in sixth and eighth grade,” Jackie said. “Even though they are a little bit older, it still impacted me. If I was to ever lose them I would be losing a part of me.”
The vigil was called “One Flame Lights the Way” with each person holding a candle.
Many in attendance hoped that the tragedy would lead to a change in gun laws. “There’s no need for anybody to have an assault rifle,” said Cathy Corbett. “Why do you need that type of gun? Why does the layperson need that? It’s unnecessary.”
On Friday, a 20-year-old man killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.