Graduate Wears Jersey of Brother Shot at School

Oregon teen pays tribute to Emilio Hoffman
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2014 5:40 AM CDT
Graduate Wears Soccer Jersey of Brother Shot at School
Joshua Mitchell shows his brother's No. 29 to classmates.   (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen)

Graduating seniors at Reynolds High School in Oregon collected their diplomas this week just two days after a fatal shooting at their school. And one of those seniors happens to be the older brother of 14-year-old victim Emilio Hoffman. In tribute, Joshua Mitchell wore his little brother's soccer jersey over his formal cap and gown—and he turned his back to the audience to raise his arms and flash them the No. 29 on stage, reports the Oregonian. His classmates stood and cheered, and the photographer who captured the emotional, unplanned scene writes about it here. (More school shooting stories.)

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