Teachers carry on legacy of explosion victim

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colleagues of a teacher killed in an explosion in an Indianapolis neighborhood are carrying on her legacy of helping students.

Teachers at Greenwood's Southwest Elementary School have taken over Jennifer Longworth's annual project to knit hats and scarves for students in her second-grade class.

Art teacher Katie Webb tells the Daily Journal she didn't like the idea of Longworth's tradition stopping with the Nov. 10 blast that killed her and husband John Dion Longworth. So she asked teachers at Southwest and Greenwood's other elementary schools to help make the gifts for Longworth's students this year.

Two dozen teachers with varying levels of experience met recently to make the gifts. Others contributed yarn for the project.

Teachers say working on the project has helped them through their grief.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 181671351 - wndu.com/a?a=181671351
Gray Television, Inc.