Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity

Kerin Sovern, center, who is from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, but now lives in San Diego, attends a candlelight vigil honoring victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut at Balboa Park Thursday Dec. 20, 2012 with her parents Maureen and Michael Sovern who are visiting her from Sandy Hook. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Bill Wechter

Kerin Sovern, center, who is from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, but now lives in San Diego, attends a candlelight vigil honoring victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut at Balboa Park Thursday Dec. 20, 2012 with her parents Maureen and Michael Sovern who are visiting her from Sandy Hook. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Bill Wechter

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity.

Twenty-one children from Newtown, Conn., sang the song Tuesday with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on ABC's "Good Morning America." Most of them are current and former students of the school where 20 first-graders and six staff members were killed.

They recorded the song at the home of two former members of the Talking Heads rock band. It went on sale Tuesday on Amazon and iTunes, with proceeds benefiting a local United Way and the Newtown Youth Academy.

Ten-year-old Kayla Verga says she's singing for her friend, Jessica Rekos, who was killed in the rampage. She says it feels like Jessica is beside her, singing along with her.

Associated Press
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