Coach, A Father, Finds Out Little Leaguers Are Among the Dead
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Brian Butler and his wife coach little league in Newtown. Their 7-year-old son is on the team.
Brian says the family got involved in sports as a way to meet other families when they moved to the leafy Connecticut suburb two years ago. The Butlers got to know other parents. And their kids made friends.
But he says his quiet suburban life was shattered Friday.
He is pushing a stroller with his youngest child through Newtown when he stops to talk to WNYC's Yasmeen Khan.
He says he was at work in New York City when he got a text saying there had been a shooting at a school in Newtown.
"We actually had a few kids that were on the baseball team that got killed," he said. "It’s just a sad sad thing, you know.”