Student sends goodbye note to newspaper

February 22, 2018 09:29 AM

(WJAR) A Rhode Island high school student submitted a goodbye note to her local newspaper, not because she's dying, but in the event she's killed in a school shooting.

"I've watched so many happen since Sandy Hook, which was really the first one I remember happening, and nothing's really changed. Nothing's changed in the nation," said Quinn Chappelle, a senior at Westerly High School.

In her letter to The Westerly Sun, Quinn wrote, "Every day before school I tell my mother I love her, though she is often asleep. Why? Because I never know if it will be the last time I tell her I do."

After the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, Quinn felt hopeless. She decided to write a letter to her the newspaper and voice the fear gripping students across the country.

The note brought Quinn's mother to tears.

"It was very hard to read that and to think that as a parent I could be in the same place as another parent who really, honestly was grieving for their child," said Amy Chappelle, Quinn's mother.

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