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A Gun Violence Vigil in Sag Harbor Sunday

Fri, 03/31/2023 - 14:10
Durell Godfrey

Saddened and frustrated by the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville in which three children and three adults were killed earlier this week, a Sag Harbor parent has organized a vigil on Sunday evening in the garden at Sen restaurant to honor those lost.

The vigil is intended to give people on the South Fork a chance to "grieve, take pause, and reflect," wrote LuAnne Geffen, who is organizing it. "This will be a chance to take our feelings offline and come together for a meaningful moment," she wrote in an email on Thursday. 

Sen is opening its outdoor space for the gathering and will provide light refreshments. Although R.S.V.P.s are not required, Ms. Geffen said she does hope to get a rough head count in advance and has asked those planning to attend to contact her at [email protected] or 818-439-3373.

The Covenant School is a private elementary school for students in preschool through sixth grade.

According to the K-12 School Shooting Database, an independent research project, there have been 91 school shootings so far in 2023; that includes "when a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time, or day of the week."

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