Bridgeport students celebrate life of school security officer

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Students and teachers at a Bridgeport elementary school were staying positive Wednesday after the loss of a beloved staff member.

Terra Holloway, a security officer at Curiale School, passed away unexpectedly earlier this month.

The teachers and students decided to turn a scheduled rally against violence Wednesday into a celebration of her life.

Fellow guard Harry Bell says the event was cathartic for Holloway's friends and co-workers.

“When I went up there to speak, after I finished, it felt like a burden was lifted off my shoulders,” Bell says.

Bell says Holloway left big shoes to fill.

"She took her job home…She did not stop caring after 3 o'clock," he says.

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