Chardon Students Show Their Heart

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CHARDON, Ohio -- One huge heart from Chardon High School to all those across the world who have offered theirs.

Friday morning, high school students walked out on the football field to create a giant heart.

For Chardon, it was a way of saying "thank you" to the schools that have sent their support since three classmates were killed back on February 27.

Chardon is going to send the picture to all the schools who sent them prayers and posters and cards.

At Dentzel Elementary School in Parma, students have assembled bags of hearts to support Chardon.

Students spent a week making 37 bags.

Inside them were 30 handwritten notes and chocolate.

"After the Chardon shooting, the kids were probably scared. So, I just wanted to do it to let them know that other kids care about them," said Brittany Patterson, organizer.

Dentzel is just one of hundreds of local schools, united in their support for Chardon.

"We're one group, one village, we're all working together and that there really is compassion and care for everyone. It could happen to any school, anywhere," said Principal Dr. Gail Clapp.

Despite the tragedy, there is a lesson of love that was learned.

And students at Chardon say their hearts are full of gratitude.

"We know that they actually got them. And they responded!"  said Lina Hoke, student.

"It's pretty nice. I mean, they are responding to us.  We are giving them something and they are giving us something in return," said Eric Minor, student .

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