12/18/2012 02:29 pm ET

Bruce Jenner, Sandy Hook Shooting: Newtown High Alum Calls Tragedy 'Unimaginable'

The tragic shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, hits close to home for former Olympian, Bruce Jenner.

The reality star tells E! News he grew up about two miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary School, and like many, he's still trying to understand how this could happen, calling the tragic event, "unimaginable."

"Not in a million years would you ever think that this quiet little town would have such a terrible, terrible tragedy happen there," Jenner a graduate of Newtown High School told E! News. "You just can't believe it ... I just get mad inside at humanity sometimes and how a twisted mind can be so evil."

The 63-year-old said he first heard of the horrific shooting on TV, but it took him a moment to realize that it was Sandy Hook Elementary, the very school where his own younger sister attended kindergarten many years ago.

Jenner isn't the only famous face with a close connection to the town. Former "Blossom" star Jenna von Oy grew up in Newton, where her family still lives. In a moving piece for People magazine, the actress wrote:

I share the overwhelming grief of the families affected by this tragedy. As a parent, I don't know how to make sense of it, and I am hugging my daughter that much tighter tonight because of it. No parent should ever have to experience a loss such as this one. It is unspeakable, and there is nothing fair about it.

There aren't enough prayers to ease their pain, but I'm giving it all I've got, regardless. It is all I have to give, and I hope you'll join me. Beyond that, there are no words.

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