Newtown (Conn.) football coach Steven George and teacher Bob Pattison left a message on a whiteboard at Newtown High School for President Obama after they learned that Obama would address mourners in the school auditorium on Sunday night.
A couple of hours after Obama's 18-minute speech, George, who teaches Tech Ed at Newtown, tweeted a photo of the president's response.
Myself an pattison left a note to president Obama on my board and he responded!!Here is his response. twitter.com/newtownfootbal…
— Steven George (@newtownfootball) December 17, 2012
If you can't make out the small print, here's the transcript of both messages:
"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
"You're in our thoughts and prayers."