On Tuesday night, Newtown Middle School Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore presented the Board of Education with a framed dreamcatcher ornament and flag from the Red Lake Nation, an Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota that was the site of a school shooting in 2005.
“These students know the heartbreak and loss Newtown is going through,” said Salvatore. “Their hope is that peace will replace violence … That love will replace hate.”
The inscriptions on the bottom of the plaque read, “Let us see each other again” and “In the circle of life, we will all be together again.”
The Red Lake community had asked that their gift would be brought in person to the next community anywhere in the world who suffered such a tragedy, Salvatore said.
“May it never travel again,” he said.