Jesus was with them.
I am only comforted by this one simple and powerful truth. He protected them and held them when their parents could not be there. He gave them peace, hugged them and led them away in light. He didn’t let them hear or see any more evil. I am only at some kind of peace knowing that when the unthinkable has happened, our faith can only be strengthened.
I know they were never alone and are never alone.