President Obama writes back to two Newtown High School teachers amid travesty

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to the grief-stricken town of Newtown, Connecticut where he offered his deepest sympathies to the town whose world was turned upside down by Friday’s elementary school massacre.

According to USA Today, Obama gave a speech at the Newtown High School to offer his support to the grieving town. The commander-in-chief made way through the high school where he came upon a white board where teachers Steve George and Bobby Pattison left a message for the President.

George posted a photo of the white board messages on Twitter, writing along with the photo: “Myself an pattison left a note to president Obama on my board and he responded!! Here is his response.”

The messages read, “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," the note read, signed by both teachers.

To their surprise, Obama wrote back next to the message on the white board. He writes, “You're in our thoughts and prayers.” Obama opted to leave the status of president out of his response, simply signing it “Barack Obama.”

Image: Twitter

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