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Local students raise money for Sandy Hook victims

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

A local elementary school spent their day doing what they can to help the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Fourth graders at New Mountain Hill Elementary were singing in memory of the 26 who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

They have been working since December on ways to help, and they decided to make shirts and raise money to send to the school.

We spoke with their teacher Alison Hurst who explains just how proud she is of her students.

"I am extremely proud because any time 8-year-olds want to give up their recess to help others is amazing," Hurst said. "I'm just so proud of them I just cannot express to you how wonderful they have been through this whole project."

Hurst says when they started this project their goal was to sell 300 shirts and send the proceeds to a Sandy Hook help fund.

As of today, they have sold almost 700 shirts.

If you would like to purchase one you can contact New Mountain Hill Elementary.

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