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Students help raise money for bus crash victims

Posted at 9:14 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 00:30:58-04

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Two seniors at Legacy High School have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the coaches and players who were injured in Sunday's bus crash. 

"I wanted to help out the people that definitely need it, people in the hospital, the bus driver that was killed," said founder and student Keith Murdoch.

Murdoch said he decided to start the page because he knows what it's like to deal with unexpected tragedy.

"When I was in 7th grade, my aunt, my two cousins and her boyfriend at the time were walking down the street and a rollover car hit them and my aunt passed away," he said. "I know it's hard to come up with a lot of money and it's not easy.

"I got a text from Keith last night," said co-founder and student Sam Lopez. "I was like that's good initiative, let's definitely do it. We'll spread the word on Twitter."

So far, the students have raised more than $500 of their $5,000 goal.

"I want people to donate as much as they can, get the families and the people involved as much support as they can," he said.

Murdoch said he plans to talk with the school administration about the best way to get the money directly to the coaches and players.

"We can unite as a community and overcome a horrible tragedy like this," said Lopez.

The superintendent of the district, Chris Gdowski, issued a letter to staff and families Monday thanking the community for their thoughts and prayers.