“We are Marshall,” orange-out to support shooting victims
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) – We have proof, yet again, that tragedy can bring out the best in Kentuckians.
Schools across the state are honoring their fellow citizens in Marshall County after Tuesday’s school shooting that left two students dead.
One of those is Harrison County, a school that had it’s own threats Friday morning, ending with two arrests.
Still, that didn’t stop the school from remembering Marshall County at Friday night’s home basketball game.
Hundreds of people packed the Harrison County High School gym as the boy’s and girl’s basketball teams played against Pendleton County.
What you didn’t see in the stands were either county’s colors. Instead, everyone wore orange, the color of Marshall County High School.
“We’re just trying to show that we’re behind them and that we understand that they’re going through a lot,” said Harrison County student Addie Hoskins.
Students tell ABC 36 a Cynthiana business worked all through the night printing shirts that read, “Bring it home for Marshall,” with the county’s logo on the sleeve.
Looking at Friday’s crowd, it wasn’t Harrison County fans versus Pendleton County fans. There was just a community standing together, showing support for another in need.
“You can put your differences aside for greater things, like the bigger picture,” said one Pendleton County student.
For Harrison County, it was homecoming night. The Harrison County Athletic Director, Brad Allison, told ABC 36 he believes Friday was supposed to be homecoming night for Marshall County as well.
Harrison County students say they were happy to put away their maroon and gold, and break out the orange, for a good cause.
“If something happened here and some other school did the same for us, it would be really nice and we would appreciate it, so you know, we’ll wear our orange and support Marshall County,” said Harrison County student Max Ferguson.