Red Lake Alumni Deliver a Message of Hope to Newtown, CT

By KBJR News 1

December 20, 2012 Updated Dec 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM CDT

Newtown, CT (NNCNOW.com) - They survived a school shooting of their own, and now they're offering support to the grieving community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Alumni from the Red Lake High School class of 2008 arrived in the heartbroken town Thursday to deliver a message of hope.

The graduates were in school the day a 16-year-old opened fire killing 10 people in 2005.

The group of 10 delivered a plaque given to them by the survivors of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.

Organizers of the cross country trip say it's a sign of solidarity.

"These young people who are now in their 20s, seven years out of high school here, are saying we are here to help to pay this forward and to bring those same sentiments that were given to us to this other hurting community," said Stephanie Smith, the event's logistics coordinator.

The delegation delivered the plaque during a private ceremony.

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