CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) - Nearly one week after a student was shot inside Butler High School and later died, groups are showing support to those impacted by the deadly incident.
A group of parents with the religious organization called "Moms in Prayer" circled the campus reciting scriptures and prayers. Monday will mark the anniversary of the shooting and members of the group wanted to pray for peace moving forward for kids at the school.
"We believe that people are praying harder and more than ever for Butler," said parent Cassi Dayton, who circled the school with her bible verses printed out on paper. She has a freshman student who attends the school. "Instead of dividing the school it's actually bringing the school together," she said.
The school's Fine Arts department led a campus initiative where students were encouraged to make pinwheels that were placed at the entrance of the campus on Sunday night. Organizers said pinwheels represent peace. Close to 2,000 pinwheels were handmade by students, faculty and community members. Fox 46 Charlotte was told that schools from out of state were mailing in pinwheels to show support.