One year ago today, 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot inside C.W. Jefferys high school.

It’s a tragic anniversary his family, staff and students at the school plan to mark through assemblies, a memorial tree, a plaque, a barbecue, and, in the afternoon, whatever personal, small tributes students have planned.

“Some students said they wanted to have a prayer circle, others want to release 16 blue balloons — others want to play basketball,” said principal Jim Spyropoulos.


The balloons represent how old Jordan would have been, and “a small group of students ordered them, and are going to release them around the time the whole thing happened.”

The board has arranged for social workers to be available to staff and students if they need someone to talk to.

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