Broadmoor Middle Lab students write letters of encouragement to - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Broadmoor Middle Lab students write letters of encouragement to CT families

Posted: Updated:
Eight-grader Calli Sinclair wrote one of 95 letters to the Newton community. Eight-grader Calli Sinclair wrote one of 95 letters to the Newton community.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Students at Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School are reaching out to families affected by last week's tragic shootings in Connecticut.

The school's principal, Billy Williams, called for a moment of silence Monday for Sandy Hook Elementary School and the community of Newtown, CT.

Students in Julie Davis' eighth-grade English class, however, were so moved by this pause in the day that they asked to write letters of encouragement to the Connecticut school and the families who were affected by the senseless killings.

In her letter, Marshe' Jackson wrote, "This letter is a symbol of my sympathy to the families in Connecticut, even though I know this isn't going to replace your loved ones, but I'll try my best. This letter can be for the suspect's family, too, because they have lost a loved one, too. If this had happened to my family, I would have never forgiven him. But it is better to forgive because it's not healthy to hold hate against someone. If you hold hate, it will not destroy them, it will destroy you."

Jackson said she wrote the letter "to show how much I was sorry for them."

Calli Sinclair wrote, "This tragedy has left a scar on my heart that will take some time to heal. Those beautiful children never deserved to die so young nor did the members of the staff at Sandy Hook Elementary. Because of this, the whole community of Newtown is in my prayers. I hope that everyone shall recover from this horrid event. May God bless you all every step of the day."

Sinclair said she felt "really sorry" for the community of Newtown. "I wanted to be very heartfelt with the letter, and I wanted to show them that there are other people that care."

Davis planned to mail a total of 95 letters at the end of the day Monday.

Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow