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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

One Columbus school is taking the initiative and doing what they can to help the Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut.

Arnold Middle School students wore green and white Thursday, which are Sandy Hook's school colors.

Each student was encouraged to bring one dollar with them to class, and the halls are decorated with the names of those who donated.

At the end of the day the money will be collected and sent to a Sandy Hook support fund.

We spoke with students who explain why participating is so important.

"Bringing a dollar it shows that like they're not alone, you know, and we're just... The whole country is basically trying to help them," said Olivia Gauthier, 7th grade.

"I will also be praying for the families that lost their little loved ones," said Veer Shah, 8th grade.

"We hope they can still get through it and we still love them and even though this happened they can still get through it," said Brooklynn Bohannon, 6th grade.

"I wanted to show that I care and that this could have happened to any school," said Dalton Bradford, 8th grade. "I'm just glad it didn't happen or anything here."

They have reached their goal of raising $500 and plan on collecting even more by the end of the day.

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