Highland Park family shows up at police station to say, ‘Thank you’

Highland Park family writing chalk messages to police
Photo credit Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

A Highland Park family traumatized by the shooting at the parade showed up at the police station this morning to say, “Thank you.”

Twenty-four hours after the shooting, Lindsay Lurie was outside the Highland Park Police Station with her young daughters.

They were drawing peace signs, hearts, and the words, “Thank you first responders” on the sidewalk in chalk.

“We’re just trying to spread kindness,” Lurie said. “It’s all we can do right now. I grew up here. I moved back here because I thought it was safer than downtown.”

She had her daughters at the parade when the shooting started.

They’re 6 and 4 years old.

“This one, my 6-year-old, is more aware of it, and she just keeps asking questions about the bad people.”

Lurie is an educator.

She said it’s a shame and absurd that kids today have to learn about active shooters.

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