Community unites in response to recent tragedy


Residents lay flowers, notes, and other memorabilia to honor the victims of the shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Virginia Beach experienced an immense tragedy last week; the Municipal Center experienced an active shooter situation, which resulted in 12 deaths and a large scale police response. The Virginia Beach mass shooting is the most lethal mass shooting of 2019.

As the community mourns, principal Dr. Claire Leblanc encouraged students to wear blue on Monday to show support for victims and families.  

“We are asking everyone to wear blue on Monday to show our support for those tragically affected,” said Leblanc. “We are one strong community, and I look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow.”

The baseball team also showed their support in their state quarterfinal game by displaying a #vbstrong poster in left field in association with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“It added a little extra fight trying to represent the whole city… trying to do a little more,” said senior pitcher Micah Singer, who threw a complete game shutout.