School Holds Rock Band Fundraiser For Children Who Lost Parents in Rampage

In April the United States was stunned by the news of a shooting rampage at the offices of the American Civic Association in Binghampton, New York. During the horrific incident 41-year-old Vietnamese immigrant Jiverly Wong killed 13 people and wounded several more before turning his weapon on himself.

Central New York station News 10 reports that children at a local middle school held a Rock Band tournament last Friday to benefit two children who lost both parents in the ACA shooting. The children of victims Marc and Marie Bernard will attend the Maine-Endwell Middle School in the fall. Tom Burkhardt, who organized the fundraiser told News 10:

We learned about these two children that lost both their parents and knew that they were gonna be coming to our school next year. And basically, the teachers and the staff wanted to do something, we were wondering what we could do, and we thought of this.

Local businesses donated prizes for the tournament.

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    psxndc says:

    It’s Binghamton, no "P." Hats off to the folks that organized the tournament. The shooting was a truly f’ed up situation.

    But this couldn’t have happened in TX is baloney. It could have happened anywhere. Maybe in Texas he would have killed 12 people instead of 13 because somebody would have had a gun, but it still could have happened.


    former-resident-of-Endicott (next town over)

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    chadachada321 says:

    And even more, this was done by a single guy!


    I could start a very long rant about how this sorta thing couldn’t have happened in Texas and why both teachers and civilians should be armed…but that would be inappropriate. This shows true kindness towards real victims: the children of the fallen.

    -If an apple a day keeps the doctor away….what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

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