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Photo to support Sandy Hook Elementary

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Fifty people gathered at Jackson Middle School in Aiken County on Saturday. Sporting Sandy Hook Elementary School green and white spirit colors, they posed for a picture offering smiles and hope for all those affected by the tragedy.

A picture worth a thousand words is exactly what Holy Foreman had in mind to show support for the victims of the Connecticut shooting. 

"So many people wanted to do something, they were just like me, they just didn't know what to do," said Foreman.  

For some, this was also the reality that it could have happened to anyone.

"I don't even know how I could even move forward if that happened to one of my children," said Marchia Monteiro.

As communities all over the nation try to move forward in the days following this tragedy, one JMS student says they are taking extra precautions.

"Everybody has been tensed up. Our school has been on lockdown because they are worried someone is going to try to come to our school," said 8th grader Jesse Baldy.  

However, Saturday's demeanor at JMS was much lighter; full of laughter, smiles, and huge hearts.

"I am so glad that we had the people that came out today to be able to support and show how much that we as a community can come together to do just a small gesture for them," said Foreman.  

The picture will be mailed next Thursday to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and will hopefully provide some comfort to those suffering. 

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