WVSOM hosts emotional tribute to Sandy Hook victims - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

WVSOM hosts emotional tribute to Sandy Hook victims

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:46:55 GMT
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
  • NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:22:55 GMT
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
  • Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:19:25 GMT
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.
LEWISBRUG -

In light of the Connecticut elementary school shooting tragedy, that shocked the nation, one local school is opening their hearts and wallets. The School of Osteopathic Medicine students are hosting a candlelight vigil to honor the fallen.

Between the chaos of final exams and stress of the holidays, one campus is taking a moment to pause and reflect.

Students from the school are hosting a candlelight vigil to remember the events of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.

All proceeds will go directly to the families impacted.

"It's important to realize that we have to support these families and it's sad what they are going through and we just have to stick together," Michael Ayoub, a student said.

Our crews learned one of the organizers is from Newtown, CT and while she is in Newtown now mourning the loss, she did speak with our crews over the phone. She said Lewisburg does remind her so much of Newtown and a terrible thing like this could happen anywhere.

"It speaks volumes of the students and the people are heartfelt from that are so far away but still such a connection, " Lisa McCutcheon, Lewisburg said.

"I'm glad to see that young people take some ownership in what's going on in this county and hopeful they can create a better place, "Allan Sizemore of Lewisburg said.

For this father and son duo--- it is all about change.

This father said he is desperate to make the world a better place for his young son Tobias to live in.

And he said this vigil is a small step in the right direction better our world.  The vigil rasied close to $1,000.