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South Korean students reflect after Kim Jong Il's death

ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) --  David Yang might not be able to go home for Christmas.

After the news of Kim Jong Il's death broke, his mom became worried.

"Actually I think my mom is thinking about canceling the flights because the Korea isn't very good now," Yang said.

He's not the only South Korean students living in Wisconsin. And he's not the only one worried about his family.

International students from Northland Lutheran High School gathered around yesterday to talk about their home in South Korea. Most of their families are still there.

"I don't know what's going to happen. I can't think about that," Jonathon, a high school senior said.

"Il was a bad man and now his son is just another piece of him," another student said.

Since the news broke, South Korea has been put on high military alert. In South Korean culture, men between the ages of 20-30 years old must spend a mandatory two years in the military.

South Korean students at Northland Lutheran hope Il's death doesn't mean war, but if it does they will be ready to fight.

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