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Friday, May 23, 2008

R.I.P. Jordan

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the death of Jordan Manners who was 15 when he was gunned down in a place children supposedly should be safe in, at school. The school was awash in tributes, tears and even a tree as relatives and friends returned to the scene of the tragedy to mourn, remember and vow it will never happen again. Sunday would have been his 16th birthday.
Students unveiled a plaque in the teen's memory and then went outside to plant a tree to mark the anniversary. Many were surprised by the tone of the ceremony that followed. "Everyone thought it was going to be a sad day but it's really not," notes Eden Boundy, a student at the school. "Like, it's more of a celebration of his life."

Two young friends of the victim, who were both 17 at the time of the crime, were arrested in connection with the boy's death. The motive has never been clear and many remain baffled by what happened.

But the sign that stands outside CW Jefferys on a sunny morning a year later is very clear and very simple. "One heart, one life, one love," it reads. "In memory of Jordan Manners."