BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio-The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools District held a community rally in an effort to show love, kindness and care to all district students.
Students from all the district’s schools in grades K-12 attended the rally Tuesday at the high school and are asked to wear red or pink to show their support.
Speakers included the mayors from Brecksville and Broadview Heights, representatives from local police departments and parents. They will each be giving uplifting and motivational messages to students.
The district suddenly lost Brecksville-Broadview Heights sophomore, Jason Figura, who took his own life in February. The district has since provided grief counselors to students as well as informational resources on teen suicide, stress, eating disorders, substance abuse and depression.
The district says the rally is their way of showing that every child matters.