CHARDON— A community shows that it cares to another community, hundreds of miles away.
People in Chardon held a candlelight, prayer-filled vigil on the town square Friday night.
It was the support families needed in Newtown, Connecticut, the scene of a shooting rampage earlier in the day that left more than two dozen people dead, many of them elementary school students.
“My heart breaks for them,” said Chardon High School student Kaylynn Hill.
Three Chardon High School students were killed in a shooting inside the school cafeteria February 27. “I mean at least us being high schoolers we could comprehend what was going on. They can’t. It blows my mind that these elementary school kids have to go through this,” Hill said.
Parent Kim Schuler told Fox 8 News, “I just came out tonight to show our support for all those poor families in Connecticut. Some haven’t seen their children yet. It is heartbreaking and disgusting and the least I can do is light a candle and show support.”
Her son Nick organized the vigil.
Student Karli Sensibello added, “My heart went out to them. I’ve been praying for them all day.”
Several dozen people attended the rally.