Originally written January 17, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
The Valdosta, Ga. community is mourning the death of a local high school football player after he was found dead inside the school gym last Friday.Investigators believe Kendrick Johnson, a sophomore at Lowndes High School, was trying to retrieve a piece of clothing in a rolled-up wrestling mat, which was upright, and became stuck, then later died. Initial autopsy reports suggest that the cause of death was an accident.However, Johnson's father believes his son may have been murdered, instead."He was last seen third block going to fourth block, he was seen no more," Johnson's father, Kenneth Johnson, said. "Then again, I want to express how did my son go missing during school hours in broad daylight? We know our son was murdered while he was at Lowndes High School. We do know that."How can you go on when you have a beloved child who wakes up everybody in the house and makes a laugh out of everything, how can you go on?” the elder Johnson told WALB. “It’s hard.”Kendrick Johnson was just 17-years old.Via Prep Rally
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