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Einstein Students Create Time Capsule for Jessica

The middle school's district flag flew at half-staff Friday.

Officially, there's no end in sight for the . But her classmates at used their weekly activity to create some finality Friday.

Principal Garrett Kirkland said students spent their lunch writing messages on a poster that will be displayed at Jessica's funeral, as well as writing messages for a time capsule that will be buried on campus. The time capsule contained some of Jessica's favorite CDs and one of her hats, he said.

"It's an end point until something else happens or comes forward," Kirkland said. "For right now it gave the kids an outlet. ... Hopefully it'll provide a resolution in the short-term."

The school's district flag also flew at half-staff Friday.

Many students also wore to school. That show of support, the poster and the time capsule were all ideas suggested by students, Kirkland said.

He said everyone at the school and in the community has "stepped up" to deal with the tragedy.

"I can't say enough how the community support, the faculty and staff participation, and the students' willingness to deal with this issue has allowed us to persevere through this tough week," Kirkland said.

Kristina Reyes March 10, 2012 at 04:03 AM
I have a daugher that is in 8th grade. She is going good. She continues to talk about it and it is helping her cope with this. I think Einstein has done a GREAT job in supporting the kids and letting them express their feelings during and after school This is what make our community strong is by our kids showing that they can stick together at times like these and that ROSEMONT can make it through this. Now I hope they find the person or persons who did this. GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!

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