Youngest victim's classmates return to school with heavy heartsPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The fence surrounding Christina Green's school is now covered with ribbons, signs, and teddy bears. Most of them put there by Christina's classmates who returned to campus with heavy hearts Monday.
A red ribbon hangs on a fence in remembrance of Christina Taylor Green.
"She was a great friend and she was always by my side," said friend Jamie Stone.
Monday morning, Jamie returned to Mesa Verde Elementary for the first time, minus her best friend.
"We met in kindergarten. We were in the same class but the only class we weren't in was the 2nd grade," said Jamie.
As students arrived, a makeshift memorial lined the fence. Students stopped to add a teddy bear or a prayer for a precious little girl, full of life, who's life was stolen Saturday during this deadly shooting.
"she was a really sweet girl," said friend Rachel Cooper-Blackmore. "She was happy and bubbly and she liked to laugh and have fun."
At 9 A.M. there was a national moment of silence. Students stood hand in hand on the school lawn, in support of each other.
"The psychologists will remain as long as we need them to meet students needs but i have to say it's remarkable how resilient kids can be," said Todd Jaeger from Amphitheater Schools.
Resilient, but still left with questions wondering why.
"The person who did it was unfair," said Rachel. "He should totally go to jail and get punished for what he did. It's just really sad and she was my friend and it's unfair."
"I just want to hang out with her and be with her," said Jamie.