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Cartoon Blankets Inspire High School Students

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A trademark of a character from the legendary Peanuts cartoons Inspired hope in high school students.

A group makes blankets to comfort students reeling from a tragic school shooting in Colorado last December.

There are 2200 students at Arapahoe High School and Project Linus wants to make sure each one has a blanket.

Karen started Project Linus 18 years ago to help sick and traumatized kids, but she says security blankets aren't just for babies.

"These blankets literally help out immediately and it really helps with the healing process," Rinedollar said.

In fact, Project Linus delivered a blanket to each student at Columbine and jumped into action December 13 to help the students at Arapahoe.

"You often think that maybe as a high school student, you would be too old to receive a blanket and to actually like having that comfort. But they did talk about how after Columbine the children received blankets and that was one of their biggest comforts," Julie Fletcher, a volunteer said.

"This is actually the way that I know how to give back." Rinedollar said.

It's a community effort, parents IDS and even teens from other schools all came together to cut-tie and even share stories of what that tragic day meant to them.

This new activity is setting aside school rivalries to create something better.

"When things like that happen, they drop that and come together," Fletcher said.

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