By Nick Starling firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavy hearts gather together to console one another after waking up to the reality that three of their own passed.
You can tell the men had a huge impact on the community of Broken Bow.
"We live in this town and you never think that this could happen but it did and all of us kids are very numb right now," said Broken Bow High School senior Anne Marie Garner.
"Obviously they are hurting but they come together and they just talk. We just sit there and laugh and tell stories. They get through it the best way they can. It's just going to be tough," said Broken Bow High School counselor and coach Ed Shaaf.
Londa Wood was one of the first responders on the scene of the accident and she broke her leg trying to rescue the other kids in the wrecked van.
"Just have a feeling come over you sometimes on how tragic they're going to be and you just...that kind of sets your adrenaline for the rest of the call before you even get there," said Wood.
"I think everyone is still in shock it's just something you don't want to accept and you just can't believe that they're not with us anymore," said Bill Reichert a high school teacher at Broken Bow.
As the emotional pain sets in this Broken Bow High School, it's the community that will stand together during this very tough time.
"My dad is the head football coach here he (Zane Harvey) was my dad's assistant, coached for 13 years. I've known him since I was 5 years old. Mr Blum was only here a year but he made a big impact.
And somehow move on.
"It going to be hard...we'll get through it. You know because we got to... we got a lot of kids that depend on us," said Schaaf.
"My heart goes out to all the families," said Wood.