Psychologist Peggy Mitchell Norwood says the incident is unsettling for many parents as well.
"Psychologically, we really have a strong need for a sense of predictability and control in our lives, and when we don't have that, it really throws us off; it creates a lot of stress," Norwood said. "So, I think that little Jessica was doing exactly what she was supposed to be doing, going to school in broad daylight, meeting up with a group of friends, so that's very unsettling for parents to think that could have happened."
Norwood says parents should be especially attentive to their children and reassure them that they are safe.
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