Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:46:21 GMT
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -
Students at Marlow Elementary in Effingham County showedtheir support Friday for a fellow classmate lost in a tragic accident.
Students wore red, blue and pink, as well as Superman shirtsand capes in honor of Landry Oliver. Superman was 9-year-old Oliver's favoritesuperhero. Oliver was killed after being shot by a rifle.
An autopsy revealed no signs of foul play.
The children at Marlow Elementary wanted to reach out ina way they knew would mean a lot to their friend.
"It was a tragedy to lose someone, anyone in any way," saidMarlow Elementary Principal Wallace Blackstock. "We want to not just understandthe tragedy, but we want to celebrate the person, and it's important to havegood memories."
The students gathered for a happy afternoon intheir best Superman attire to celebrate and to share memories of the little boywho was a big part of their school.