Children’s eyes welled with tears Tuesday as they returned to Mesa Verde Elementary School for the first time since their 9-year-old classmate Christina Green lost her life in the Arizona shooting. The schoolchildren decorated a memorial outside the school with flowers, balloons, ribbons, candles, and personal messages in honor of their friend. “All my friends were crying. Pretty much nothing but sadness and nobody doing anything,” Christina's friend Jenae Shelby told Tucson's KGUN9-TV. Green was the youngest of six people shot to death after accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a supermarket in Tucson on Saturday. Eight counselors helped students cope with the child’s death, and the school held a moment of silence for Green, who was newly elected to the school’s student council, and had a keen interest in government.