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."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Officials urge drivers to prepare ahead of holiday traffic Officials urge drivers...
Gas prices in Baton Rouge drop below $2 just in time for...
Massive crash shut down I-10 West for hours Monday
Local food bank may have to turn people away this season
Parish president threatens to build wall over downstream impact from EBR developments