Green Country students sending support to Newtown


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Updated: 12/21/2012 5:23 pm Published: 12/21/2012 4:15 pm


A week after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, students in Green Country are coming together to send hope and inspiration to that community.

Elisha Thach, a Broken Arrow High School teacher, along with other teachers and students came up with the idea to send a banner, cards and angels to Newtown.

“It’s hard. I have a five-year-old,” said Thach.

More than 1,000 students signed the banner with their names and encouraging words and scriptures from the bible. There was also 100 cards and 200 angels made.

“There is love and there is kindness and people do care for you,” Thach told FOX23.

McKenzie Mills was one of those students, hoping to make a difference nearly 1,500 miles away.

“The most important thing is the victims and how they’re feeling right now and that healing is a process,” she said.

Students in Indian Springs Elementary also joined to send comfort to that community. The kindergarteners and first graders made snowflakes to send to the elementary students in Newtown to decorate their new school with.

The students’ teacher says it’s important that the kids learn how to support people going through hard times. Thach agrees.

 “I think it’s hard at this time to not be caring and be supportive,” she said.

The cards, angels and banner will be sent off next week. The school is getting everything mailed off for free.

Thach says they’re going to make this a year long effort because they know recovering is a long and difficult process.

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