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A fifth grader’s letter to the victims of Newtown, CT

On their Facebook page, the website Kaurista posts a touching letter from fifth grader Gurjaap Singh to the young victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The full text is below.

"Ken Henggeler started this memorial to the victims of the shooting at the intersection of Main Street and Sugar Street in Newtown, Connecticut." (source: CNN)

“Ken Henggeler started this memorial to the victims of the shooting at the intersection of Main Street and Sugar Street in Newtown, Connecticut.” (source: CNN)

Dear Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Benjamin, Allison

I wish you could see another day. Could feel the air in your face. Could feel the warmth of your parents’ hugs. Taste your mom’s cooking. Hear your dad’s jokes. Play with your brothers and sisters. And most of all, laugh all day. You didn’t deserve to die. I can’t understand why this happened. Why would someone do this to YOU?

There are some people I don’t know how to explain. Who hurt others without thinking. They are heartless. He didn’t have the right to hurt you. I wish I could meet you. You are all wonderful. Even though this happened to you, I want to let you know you have made a big impression on the whole wide world. I always thought school was very safe. But now I don’t feel safe anymore. And I don’t know what to do.

You left behind people who love you and a world that will miss you.

Love, Gurjaap

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This letter was written for the precious lives lost during a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT on December 14th, 2012. The victims included 20 elementary school students (ages 6 & 7) and 6 faculty.

You will always be remembered, Angels.

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