Candlelight Vigil for Auburn Shooting Victims
Students and community members came together tonight on their campus for a candle light vigil to remember the lives lost Saturday night.
People attending the vigil describe this Auburn family has shaken but not moved. They say this week has not been easy but they are coming together to help in the healing process.
Dozens of students, parents and members of this community gathered outside the historic samford hall for the candlelight service. It was organized by students. Despite heavy rain and the threat of more strong storms it went on as planned.
Some people at this vigil say they are here to simply show this campus how everyone around the state is behind them and sending their thoughts and prayers.
Mark Culver, a parent and Auburn graduate, said, “I have been watching this I love Auburn and really hate what has happened to the community so I wanted to come over and be a part of this.”
Students say this week has shown them just how strong of a family the Auburn campus is. Madison Bailey from Huntsville said, “Its going to be difficult to get through this especially for the football players but the whole Auburn community is here to help get through this.”
Along with the lighting of candles school officials and student leaders addressed the crowd. Students say the next few weeks will continue to be hard to deal with, but they will rely on their fellow Auburn family for support.