MIDLAND, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- “Just the fact that people were willing to come together at this moment it was a good thing, you know? I enjoyed the actual time that we spent here,” says Midland Christian Junior High Principal, Jumon Hailey.
It was a day to remember for the Permian Basin. In response to Saturday’s mass shooting Midland Christian Dedicated their first pep rally of the year to first responders.
MPD Chief of Police Seth Herman highlighting how special it was to be recognized by the youth in the community.
“Having these young kids stand up and show their appreciation for public service is very meaningful to all of us.”
“We wanted to show that there was light in the darkness. Even how dark this week has been, that there is still light and there is still hope even with all of this going on,” says Spirit Program Coordinator Amber Rydell.
The students and family members receiving messages of hope from those affected by this tragic event.
Kelby Davis, the mother of 17-month-old Anderson Davis who was shot at a red light, leaving this message to the students of Midland Christian:
“thank you all so much for your love and support. Anderson is sitting here on my lap playing as I’m recording this and we are just so thankful for all of the prayers and love and the positivity that has come out of Odessa and Midland.”
Herman saying that they “want to continue this line of thinking and belief that we’re here to protect good people from bad people and knowing that we put our lives on the line no matter what the cost.”
Reminding our youth to never undermind the power of kindness.
“Kindness is so important in a situation like this and we just encourage you to keep spreading positivity,” says Davis.