Only now is the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist a long time, reports The Daily Mail.

‘We’ve found the issues are more complex in the second year,’ said Joseph Erardi, Newtown’s school superintendent. ‘A lot of people were running on adrenaline the first year.’

The Hegarty children have had trouble sleeping and difficulty with loud noises and crowds. Whenever they leave the house, they look for places they can hide in case something bad happens. In February, a school counselor suggested the family seek help because one of the daughters wasn’t paying attention in class; she was staring at the doorway.