School plans messages of support for Newtown

(WXYZ) - The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut was something many students at Plymouth High School thought about over the weekend.

In a 5th hour law class on Monday afternoon, students delved into tough topics, discussing various reasons individuals in society commit violence.  

The debate quickly moved from possible causes for violence to whether there are ever any warning signs.

Teacher Beth Savalox told student when you see red flags, be a part of the solution by telling someone like a counselor, teacher or parent.

Savalox, who is also an advisor for Plymouth High School's National Honors Society, is planning on rallying people and students in the Plymouth – Canton School District together to send messages of hope to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown.

They plan to send "Cards of Care" to the families of victims, students, and members of the Newtown community.

Savalox and co-advisors of the school district's national honor society will gather all the messages of love and send them directly to the Newtown's national honors society advisors.

Those advisors in Newtown will then distribute them.

The group is asking anyone who is interested in sending letters and cards to make no bigger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

They also want people to write on the back the age range of the intended recipient of their Cards of Care. You can also write "parent," "elementary school student" or "community member".

The group would like to have the letters by Friday.

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