Classmates of a Universal City girl who was run over by a school bus and killed have taken a step toward healing from their grief by letting go of some of their pain Friday morning.
They released dozens of balloons into the air over Coronado Village Elementary.
Jada Craft, 6, was a kindergarten student at the school. She was killed last month as she ran for her school bus at her apartment complex.
The bus accidentally rolled over her.
Craft's death has been a tough lesson for her classmates and one that parents have had a tough time helping them to understand.
"Things do happen, you know? So I tell my kids everyday, 'Hey, I love you,' because you never know what's going to happen," said parent Jason Avellanet.
Yolanda Cadle said faith is helping her family deal with Craft's death.
"I just encourage my daughter to pray, trust in the lord with all her heart and (believe that) Jada is in heaven," Cadle said.
Still, emotions got the best of some children at the ceremony, sending them into their teachers' arms for comfort.