It's a phone call that replays over and over for Jarrod Bogue. Bogue is a student at The University of Rochester.
"My mom called me crying and shaking asking me if I heard about it," Bogue said.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut shook the countryand hits close to home for Bogue whose family still lives in Oxford, Connecticut. He grew up in the small town just minutes from Newtown.
"I was shocked, I really didn't know what to think. Then as more stuff came out, it just blew my mind," Bogue said.
Bogue describes Newtown as a family-oriented community that will never be the same.
"It's so odd because you hear towns like Columbine and immediately you think about what happened there in the late nineties. Now it's going to be Newtown," Bogue said.
He is traveling home for the holidays and plans to visit Newtown with his family.
"I think the biggest question for me after it happened, is what can I do. I haven't really found it yet," Bogue said.
All across the nation, many stopped Friday morning for a moment of silence. At The University of Rochester, bells rang 26 times as each vistim's name was called out.
Lori Packer works at the university, she said, "To know that we are a part of something that's happening across the country as well, everyone wanted to feel like theyhave that moment they can remember what happened last week."
U of R student Mark Mullock rang the bell on campus. He says it's a way of remembering the people for who they were and not just what happened.
"You are bombarded with images of a tragedy all over the place, and I think you need to take a time and remember past the news headlines to the people," Mullock said.
Twenty-six people who will never be forgotten.