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Town Sends Thanks For Support After Massacre

Sat., April 27, 1996

The people of Dunblane sent a thank-you message Friday for the thousands of comforting messages and condolences they received after a gunman killed 16 children and a teacher at a primary school.

Flowers and messages began arriving in the small town on the edge of the Scottish Highlands within hours after the the March 13 massacre. Before long, flowers filled the cathedral and lined the approaches to the school gates.

“The bereaved families and families with injured children, the pupils, staff, PTA and School Board of Dunblane Primary School and the whole community of Dunblane would like to say how much the expressions of grief, sympathy and support from all corners of the globe have comforted us through recent weeks,” said Friday’s message from the local government council in Stirling.

“We are supporting each other and are working together as a community to recover from this terrible tragedy,” the message said.

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