Tree planted to honor teen killed in hunting accident | News
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- Classmates came together Tuesday to remember a fellow student killed in a hunting accident.
Thirteen-year-old Will May was an 8th grader at Rock Quarry Middle School. Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark said earlier this month that May was accidentally shot and killed by another juvenile during a rabbit hunt.
Monday, his school planted a tree in May's honor on school grounds but the community, including May's immediate family and his school family, met Tuesday to remember the young teen.
"We will honor his memory and remember him whenever we see this tree," Principal Andrew Maxey said."
The October Glory, a type of maple, was decorated with an orange ribbon, signifying May's favorite college, Auburn University. Classmates gave pictures and mementos to May's family during Tuesday's ceremony.
The school also plans to add a plaque nearby the tree reading in part: "In loving memory of Will May, an inspiration to us all in 2013."
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