The devastating shootings in Newtown, Connecticut are rocking teachers here at home, now thoughts of how to better protect their students are front and center. Monday is the first day back in class since we learned of the horror at Sandy Hook where 20 kids and six adults were killed in what some call one of the safest places for our children...their school. Teachers at Sebree Elementary draw a parallel to Newtown, small, tight knit, everyone knows everyone and say the they'd do just as those did in Connecticut...protect their students by any means necessary. First and Second grade math teacher Pam Tow is still in shock saying teachers fall in their with all of their students. Education and safety is a mantra teachers at Sebree follow. "We wanna protect our own children and we wanna protect the children of others out here at school, that's my job to teach them and protect them, give them a safe haven, says Science Teacher Otis Walker. But the questions of school security and what can be improved are big ones, Newtown is now any town in America. "Anything that we can do to look at where we are, any changes we can make to benefit the safety of our kids is a plus," Walker says. A hard hit to tri-state teachers, to our nation, because who can think of anything more precious than a child.