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On Second Thought

Andy Murray knows about Newtown’s pain

He was there, his brother hoveled beside him, the two boys scared and overwhelmed. They hid under the headmaster’s desk as the gunfire and their schoolmates’ screams blended in a sickening, echoing brew inside the nearby gym.

The deaths mounted quickly, a nation forever to be shaken by the bloodshed, and though he didn’t know it in the moment, 8-year-old Andy Murray soon learned that he knew the man who came to his school to kill the innocent kids.

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