Handout photo showing state police leading children away from Sandy Hook elementary school, December
Handout photo showing state police leading children away from Sandy Hook elementary school, December 14, 2012. Photo by Reuters
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Rabbi Shaul Parver of the local congregation Adath Israel was among the leaders in Newtown, Conn., who rushed to console victims of one of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Parver rushed to console families and children gathered at the city’s firehouse hours after the school shooting, which left 27 dead including the suspect.

Many of those attending were parents whose children had been killed in the attack or who were still waiting to hear word about their condition after being taken to the hospital.

“What you have to do is hug them and just be with them and cry with them,” Rabbi Parver told CNN in a phone interview from the firehouse. “There’s no theological answer to this.”

Asked whether there were members of his congregation among those impacted by the attack, Rabbi Parver said he fears for the life of one child who has yet to be accounted for.

Read more at the Forward.