American high school students share messages of love with Paris

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From Long Island to Paris: These are the messages from YOU to the people of Paris, translated by AP French students at Ward Melville High School. Please help share this message of love and encouragement.

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The experience that shook America over 10 years ago is now being compared to the terror attacks that struck Paris on Nov. 13.

In a video created by students at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, New York, comforting messages are shared with Parisians affected by the recent attacks that killed over 120 people and injured more than 350.

"I lost my uncle in the September 11th attacks that happened in New York," one student read. "Stay strong. You are not alone."
"Goodness and support redefined community in New York after 9/11," another student read. "Goodness came from something meant for evil. My prayer for Paris is that you experience that same love -- that you will love one another like we did when our city came under attack."

The students translate messages submitted by community members into French. There are English subtitles.

The video has been sent to a local Paris radio station.