LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has definitely made an impression on kids in east Alabama.
Students from the Lee County school district, from more than a thousand miles away, have decided to help make a difference.
"We've have had a number of students that have made cards and written letters. We've had parents come in, community volunteers, offer supplies and postage. We've had memorial type ribbons that certain schools are wearing in remembrance of the students."
Teachers in Lee County are also incorporating the events at Sandy Hook Elementary into their lesson plans, trying to make it a learning experience and making it easier to cope with these tragic and scary issues.
Lee County students aren't the only one's getting involved; local businesses are as well.
Magnolia Storage and Flea Market in Opelika also decided to help honor the victims of the tragedy in Newtown.
Business owner Billy Allen along with Andrew Garcia decided to donate 26 crosses to Beauregard Elementary School in Opelika.
The crosses were constructed locally and put in front of the elementary school Wednesday.