Kimberly and Angel’s 10-year-old daughter, Amerie, was a fourth-grade student at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, when she was killed in the shooting there in May 2022. Her parents say they feel guilt over Amerie’s death even though they could not have predicted what was going to happen to their child.

Tony’s 14-year-old daughter, Gina, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when she was killed in that school’s mass shooting on February 14, 2018.

“It’s hard to resolve the guilt, but you guys did nothing wrong,” says Tony to Kimberly and Angel. “You were let down by the people who should have protected your daughter.”

Watch the video above to hear more from Tony, his journey with grief after losing Gina, and his words of compassion to Amerie’s parents.

This Dr. Phil Exclusive, “Through a Child’s Eyes: Surviving a Mass Tragedy,” airs Friday.

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Tony Montalto is a founding member and President of Stand With Parkland, which advocates for public safety reforms focused on the safety of children and staff at school. He is also the founder of the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships in Gina’s name.

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