Sheboygan Falls students send video of support to Parkland

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 23:11:34-05

Students in Sheboygan Falls are sending their support to peers in Parkland. 

It's been a little over a week since students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to school, after a gunman killed 17 people there last month.

As they adjust to life back in the classroom, students and teachers at Sheboygan Falls High School wanted to cheer them on. 

They created a three-minute video to send to the school, showing students, teachers and staff applauding them as they return to class. 

More than 200 students lined up along the hallways holding handmade posters with encouraging messages. 

"A lot of them were just like 'stay strong, we're there supporting you to be brave through it all,'" said Jack Leibham, a senior at the school who was behind the camera. 

The idea though was sparked by his English teacher, Alexis Hardin. She oversees the school yearbook and says their yearbook company also works with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

A representative from the company asked if they'd consider sending cards to the students as they return to school but Hardin said they wanted to do something more. 

"It's not every day that positivity is spread so it was a very unique thing that we did and were able to pull off," she said. 

She says students and staff stopped by her classroom during any free time they had to make posters for the video and then last Friday they lined everyone up. 

"Every message counts," said Hardin. "Every student that was in that video has a positive message for the students over there."

Hardin says the video has reached Parkland, Florida though they're not expecting a response right away.