McKinley High honors slain student with balloon release
BATON ROUGE – Students at McKinley High School gathered for a ceremony and a balloon release to honor their senior quarterback who was killed at a graduation party.
Bryant Lee was shot early Saturday and later died at a local hospital. Lee was set to graduate Wednesday night with a 3.5 G.P.A.
He planned on attending Southern University in the fall to study engineering.
Students, faculty and staff gathered around noon for a brief program followed by a balloon release.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Monday, offering her condolences to Lee's family.
"As I reflected on Mother’s Day and area graduations this past weekend, I felt compelled to reach out to the family of Bryant Lee," Weston Broome said. "No mother should have to experience the death of a child. My heart genuinely aches for her. Our children are our most valuable resources and greatest blessings."