Watch: ‘Angelic’ school choir pays tribute to victims of Florida shooting
‘We need more compassion like this and I think we’ll be A-okay.’
A high school choir from Kansas has paid tribute to the victims of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day.
A lone gunman claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and injured many more. Suspect Nikolas Cruz is in custody.
The choir from Buhler High School gathered in a circle to sing This I Pray by Kelson Graber.
To Douglass high school, we extend our love and prayers to you. Being from a small town in Kansas, we can't do much. So we did what we do best, sing. Even though we are miles apart, we stand together as one, as students, and as humans. Douglas high school, we love you. -Buhler HS pic.twitter.com/SfelaW5XWL— Cars✨💛🌟☀️🌻🌼 (@CarsynHeinlein) February 16, 2018
The video was posted to Twitter by choir member Carsyn Heinlein and filmed by Greg Bontrager, the school’s vocal director.
“We wanted this to be shared with everyone,” Mr Bontrager told the Press Association.
“The idea came from Adaylia Powers, sophomore, saying she wanted us to show our support though their singing.
“Spread more love!”
This was angelic— Chad (@chad_williams05) February 16, 2018
This is the kind of thing that makes me not only proud to be a student at Buhler, but proud to be an American. We need more compassion like this and I think we'll be A-okay. https://t.co/P2nNFe7sBf— Andrew Schowengerdt (@ajschowengerdt) February 16, 2018