(Associated Press) Members of the Amish community where a gunman killed five girls in a one-room schoolhouse in 2006 are writing letters in an effort to reach out in sympathy to grieving parents in Newtown, Conn.

A farm services business owner who isn’t Amish has promised to drive the letters to Connecticut. He said Tuesday that he raised the idea over the weekend with the father of woman who was teaching the day the massacre occurred at West Nickel Mines Amish School.

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Jerry Feister, of Honey Brook, said “it just seems there’s a connection or bond there. I felt maybe we could try and offer, that is all.”

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