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Presidential Message Left at Newtown High Sweeps Social Media



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    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 16: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza, found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

    President Barack Obama visited Newtown on Sunday night and a simple message left on a whiteboard at Newtown High School is sweeping across social media.

    Obama attended a multi-faith vigil at the school on Sunday night and Steve George, a teacher and football coach; and Robert Pattison, a teacher, had left him a message.

    “Dear President Obama, The Newtown community is so thankful that  you are coming to help us heal. In times of adversity it is reassuring to know that we have a strong leader to help us recover.”

    And the president responded.

    “You’re in our thoughts and prayers,” the president wrote in response.

    George Tweeted out the photo and it’s been retweeted 623 times.