Local students raise money for families of Conn. shooting victims



SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A group of Seminole County students are raising money for the families of the Connecticut school shooting victims.

The group of Lake Brantley High School students are braving the cold weather and washing cars to raise money for the families who have been affected by the recent tragedy in Connecticut.

The students want to raise thousands of dollars to help pay for the funerals of the victims.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, the group of more than 50 students began washing cars outside the high school and they plan to continue all day. The students are washing cars for $5 each.

Although school just ended for winter break, the group chose to use their Saturday to raise funds for the victims' families. There were 26 people, including 20 children, killed in the Connecticut school shooting rampage.

"It's the least we can do, what is going on up there is so heartbreaking. It's unimaginable, so just doing the little bit we can to help them out it's the least we can do," said senior Katie Roth.

Three of the victims' funerals are being held on Saturday and the students said it gives them motivation to wash more cars.