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Staff returns to Children's Hospital for first time since lockdown

Jonah Kaplan

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Staff returns to Children's Hospital for first time since lockdown

CREATED Nov. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov. 15, 2013

WAUWATOSA - Police gave the "all-clear" after a shooting on Thursday, so presumably work at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin could return to normal.

Except that it didn't - not when life-saving medical staff braced for their own lives during an emergency lockdown.

"It's a little uneasy," explains Denise Feurt, whom we met before her shift this morning

"You don't know what to expect."

Feurt started working at CHW 15 years ago and can't remember a similar emergency taking place at the hospital.

"I feel for those coworkers and families and patients that had to go through that and run for cover."

Several others we spoke with shared the same feeling.

Heidi Aschenbrenner, a care partner at CHW the last 10 years, mentioned the need to provide both physical and emotional care.

"I knew coming in this morning it would be difficult seeing the girls back here,"Aschenbrenner tells TODAY'S TMJ4. "I'll tell them I'm going to be here for them if they need anything."

Cody Holyoke contributed to this story.

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