Read the heartbreaking letters kids wrote to GM to save their town's auto plant

Updated 5:53 PM ET, Thu December 13, 2018

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(CNN)It's Christmastime in Lordstown, but all is not merry. The largest employer in the northeast Ohio town, the sprawling GM plant, will shut down in a couple of months, a victim of General Motor's major restructuring plan. That would be a devastating blow to the community of 4,000 people.

They're writing letters -- all addressed to GM's CEO -- in a bid to change the automaker's mind and save the factory. Their words are moving, impassioned and direct. They speak to the human cost incurred when a plant shuts down:
Fears of their parents being out of work. Worries of having to move away or watching friends or relatives leave town. Concern that their families won't have a Christmas this year.
Terry Armstrong, superintendent of the 600-pupil Lordstow