Grief counselors and psychologists were on hand. Andrews herself was supposed to be out of the office that day, but as the principal, she needed to be there. She wants the girls to know this school is a safe place.
The animals belonged to the girls, she said, and the girls belong to her.
"We will never, ever, as long as I am here, let evil try and foil good. And what we do here are good things," Andrews said. "If they burn the joint down, we'll start someplace else."
When Darshea heard the news, she thought of how she was supposed to be working on the farm the day the animals died -- a job the students canceled because of rain.
"All I could think about was 'That could have been one of our students that got hurt,'" she said. "This is the school I go to and take my son to every day. I couldn't even sleep the rest of the night."
Soon, Darshea began to see Facebook posts suggesting that By Any Means Necessary's protest was somehow linked to the deaths on the farm -- a charge the group's members deny. The Michigan Humane Society, which handled the investigation, later determined the animals' wounds were consistent with dog bites and said there's no evidence humans were in any way involved in the attack.
Since the protest, lawsuit and animals' deaths, classmates sometimes tell Darshea they agree with her position, that they'd like to see the school change back to its old self. But few are willing to sign on to the cause; they're afraid they'll be suspended or kicked out.
Darshea says she doesn't worry about it. She remembers what Andrews told students after the protest and animal deaths: that people are entitled to their opinions and their voice.
Other students wonder why kids involved in the lawsuit stay at the school at all. Darshea said she believes in this school more than any other she's attended. She intends to be a Catherine Ferguson graduate next year.
"I know I haven't done anything wrong," she said. "I haven't done anything beside voice my own opinion."
After all, this is a school with a long history of standing up for girls, of showing them how to be strong for themselves and their babies -- even if they have different ideas about how to do it.
"The whole experience has been a good thing for me -- from getting told that being pregnant young doesn't mean your life is over, to my fight to get classes back," Darshea said.
"Going there, to that school, really made me a different person than I was before."