Students Sell T-Shirts To Raise Money For Shooting Victim

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – As the memorial for shooting victim Claire Davis continues to grow, students and teachers from others schools are now finding ways to show their support.

Claire Davis is the innocent 17-year-old victim in the Arapahoe High School shooting. She now lies in the hospital in a coma.

She has found new friends at Thunder Ridge High School.

“What we are hoping to do is sell over 1,000 T-shirts to raise $15,000 to pay for Claire’s hospital bill,” said Thunder Ridge High School Coach Mandy Martinez.

A cheerleading coach and teacher, Martinez created a “Colorado Strong” T-shirt.

She said after Friday’s shooting, she had to find a way to help.

“I know one of the cheer coaches there and she’s been a friend for a couple years now and thinking about her girls that she coaches and the emotions she must have been going through. I can’t imagine anything happening to one of my kids,” said Martinez.

Her cheerleaders have already sold more than 600 shirts in honor of a girl they don’t even know.

“I like giving back to people and I think all of us had that feeling of ‘Yes, we’re helping this person,’ ” said student Logan Ross.

“They feel good raising money for other people and doing things for other people,” said Martinez.

Claire Davis may not know it but there’s a community rallying behind her.

If you’d like to buy a shirt you can send a tweet to the Thunder ridge cheerleaders on twitter or you can email their coach at

The shirts are $25 each and the deadline is noon Tuesday. You’ll be able to pick them up Saturday at Thunder Ridge High School.

LINK: Thunder Ridge Cheerleaders Twitter

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