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Money left on Victoria school district administrators cars

By Carolina Astrain
Dec. 20, 2012 at 6:20 a.m.

Anonymous donations were left on the vehicles of Victoria school district officials to honor the memory of victims from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

Susanne Carroll was making a trip to her car around 4 p.m. Wednesday when something on top of her vehicle caught her eye.

A $5 bill stuck out from a blue and white note card containing a message "Let this not define us, but inspire us.... In memory of a Newtown, CT child."

The shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week roused fears within parents across the country over safety on their students' campuses.

Another similar donation was placed on the superintendent's vehicle around noon Wednesday.

Carroll, executive director of curriculum, accountability and instruction at VISD, said she would give the donation toward the VISD Education Foundation.

The foundation funds educational projects for classroom learning. Teachers apply for the money based on the project.

"I was just shocked to see the $5 bill," Carroll said. "I decided the best way to use it would be toward helping our own students throughout the district."

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