Updated: 01/18/2014 10:17 PM |
Created: 01/18/2014 7:10 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The Roswell community has rallied around Berrendo Middle School since Tuesday's shooting.
One group designed shirts and stickers to spread bulldog pride all around town and for them, the cause is personal.
For one, Keith Dunlap's own son was at Berrendo Middle School the day of the shooting.
"I finally heard from him at 10 o’clock, longest 2 hours of my life, it was awful," Dunlap said.
Knowing what may people in Roswell were feeling, he and several friends got together to create an image that would remind anyone connected to the tragedy that they are not alone.
"Know that everybody's together, for Roswell. Unite everybody in a positive way, just let them know we're here and praying for them daily," Angel Guevara said.
They had already created an image reading "revolution" a while ago, meaning to spark positive change in Roswell.
"A safe one, a better one, you don't want them to have to be afraid to go to school," Guevara.
Now they have added a bulldog and the colors yellow and black.
They passed out hundreds of stickers with the design, asking people to use them to show support.
"That's the message, strength, strength in numbers and just being united," Anthony Kross-Castro said
The shirts are on sale for fifteen dollars with all money going to the families affected.
The guys making the shirts hope seeing the shirts around town will remind Berrendo students and staff that the community cares, especially as school returns to normal.
"The healing process has to start sometime and if you string it out it’s gonna be tougher to do I think," Dunlap said. "The quicker they get back to their normal thing the better I think they'll recover from this."
You can order the shirts at a store called "The Spot" near Main and Walnut or find them online at the following page: http://bit.ly/Ki8wqJ