Vigil

About 150 parents, students and teachers came out for a vigil at Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank. The vigil, which included making paper snow flakes, a moment of silence and blowing bubbles, was in honor of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. one week ago. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / December 21, 2012)

About 150 elementary school students, teachers, elected officials and community members gathered at Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank Friday to honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Attendees joined hands around the front of the school and bowed their heads for a moment of silence.

“The Jefferson Community wants to show the world that Burbank is united in doing whatever it takes to protect our children,” said Burbank Council PTA President Barbara Miller and Jefferson PTA President Michele Higginbotham in a statement.

Jefferson students also crafted paper snowflakes that will be shipped to Newtown, Conn. to decorate the new Sandy Hook Elementary School when it reopens in January.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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