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J.K. Rowling Wrote A Letter As Dumbledore To 15-Year-Old Sole Survivor Of Texas Mass Shooting

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

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Last month, according to prosecutors, Ronald Lee Haskell tied up members of Cassidy's family, placed them facedown, and shot them each in the head execution-style.


Just three days after the shooting, the 15-year-old addressed a crowd in Houston, thanking the community for their support. She quoted Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore during her speech.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Rowling's team to learn more about her letter to Cassidy.

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