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Wisconsin charter school students send love to Baton Rouge officers

To help Mia get through these feelings, her classmates at Wausau Area Montessori Charter School created some projects to show appreciation for law enforcement officers in her home state. (Photo source: Thea Territo) To help Mia get through these feelings, her classmates at Wausau Area Montessori Charter School created some projects to show appreciation for law enforcement officers in her home state. (Photo source: Thea Territo)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Louisiana native now living in Wausau, WI wants police officers and sheriff’s deputies in Baton Rouge to know people hundreds of miles away are thinking of them as they go through this trying time.

Thea Territo lived in Hammond, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Ponchatoula, Lafayette, and Slidell at various times throughout her life, until she moved to Wisconsin last August. Territo said she and her husband, Mike, still have 985 area code phone numbers from when they lived in the Slidell area.

She said the attack that claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers and wounded three others has weighed heavy on her mind and affected her 7-year-old daughter, Mia.

“Last night, she was dressed in all her winter gear, from thermals to hat, gloves, and socks/slippers, under the covers and asking me, "Mom, how can I feel protected," Territo said.

To help Mia get through these feelings, her classmates at Wausau Area Montessori Charter School created some projects to show appreciation for law enforcement officers in her home state.

“They intended to mail the cards they made to the police departments in mourning, just to show that someone was thinking of all the good things they do and sending healing thoughts and wishes,” said Territo.

Territo said the children also talked about the values police offers teach and display, values like kindness, courage, honesty, and safety.

According to Territo, the students at Mia’s school plan to make more cards to send to Baton Rouge officers in the coming days.

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