President Obama responds to Newtown, CT football coaches whiteboard message


Newtown, Connecticut football coach Steven George and teacher Bob Pattison left a message on a whiteboard at Newtown High School for President Obama when they learned that Obama would address the town regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy at the high school auditorium on Sunday.

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A couple hours after the President spoke, George posted the following photo on Twitter which shows his message to Obama and the Presidents reply:


If you can’t make out the small print, here’s what the message says:

“Dear President Obama,

The Newtown community is so thankful that you are coming to help us heal. In times of adversity it is reassuring to know that we have a strong leader to help us recover.”

– Steve George, Teacher/Football Coach
– Bobby Pattison, Teacher

Obama’s response:

“You’re in our thoughts and prayers.”

H/T to USA TodayHSS