• Families gather for event inspired by Butler High School shooting

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Families gathered Saturday to ride horses for free and mingle for an event inspired by last fall’s deadly shooting at Butler High School in Matthews.

    The event was named “Chat-n-Chew.”

    The organizer said she hopes the event brings people together and builds relationships for those still in mourning from the shooting.


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    “It’s just the word hate. We have to make up for that word and turn it into love,” said Chloe-Olivia Glaston.

    The event encouraged conversations about the shooting, and there was a mental health specialist on hand.

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