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Scores of people gathered at the Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Texas on Saturday to pay their final respects to Jordan Edwards—a 15-year-old Black student-athlete who was fatally shot by a White police officer on April 29, reports the Dallas News.

From the Dallas News:

About 800 people packed the church Saturday for a moving, spiritual celebration of a 15-year-old recalled as an ardent athlete and committed student, “with a humble and loving spirit.”

Mesquite High Principal Kevin Samples remembered Edwards as a student who was an asset to the school.

“As a teacher, he’s the kid you wanted in your class,” Samples said. “As an adult, he was the kid who demonstrated that America has a bright future. As a fellow human, he was a kid who brought encouragement with his joy. He led his peers with character and finesse, and his presence is greatly missed.”

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