KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Former President Barack Obama has sent a note of thanks to a school he visited back in 2010.
According to Kalamazoo Public Schools, Obama sent an email with a note for the students to Principal Valerie Boggan over the weekend. Obama thanked the students for being “change leaders” after the shooting in a Florida school killed 17 in February.
Kalamazoo Central High School students organized and created a petition that went viral online supporting gun reform. As of Tuesday, the petition had over 185,000 signatures. They also participated and took leading roles in a rally for gun reform at the Michigan state capitol in February.
Obama spoke at Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduation ceremony in June 2010.