Ashdown, AR students hold prayer vigil after Newtown, CT tragedy - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Ashdown, AR students hold prayer vigil after Newtown, CT tragedy

ASHDOWN, AR (KSLA) -

More than 200 people showed up Tuesday morning in front of Ashdown Junior High School to pray for the Newtown, Connecticut victims, family members and the community.

"It makes us feel better that we can help people like those in Connecticut by remembering and honoring their families," says Quincy Nettles, Ashdown student.

The flags at Ashdown Junior High School are at half-staff, like others around the country after last week's shooting.

"I don't know how they feel in Connecticut, but I know they are going through a bunch of pain," says another student, Joe Pennington.

Students with the Ashdown Student Council and the Christian Club planned the event to help those affected by the shooting.

School officials say they hope the event will also keep the ArkLaTex safety conscious.

"I think it could definitely happen here. Nobody is safe from things like this. You can put in security measures. You can hire an officer. But it can happen anywhere," says teacher Eliza Simmons.

Simmons encourages other ArkLaTex schools to support the Newtown community.

Organizers asked attendees to wear green and white, the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:51:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:14:31 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>
  • Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:49:30 GMT
    Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>
  • Man calls police after pig keeps following him

    Man calls police after pig keeps following him

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:39:20 GMT
    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.  (Source North Ridgeville Police)The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig. (Source North Ridgeville Police)
    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.  (Source North Ridgeville Police)The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig. (Source North Ridgeville Police)

    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.

    More >>

    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly