This young man’s name was Bobby McKeithen III. A great friend of mine who tragically passed away due to gun violence. It took place inside David W. Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina.
On Monday, October 29, 2018, it started off as a typical morning inside David W. Butler High School. It was actually a midterm exams day. Students were hanging out in the hallways, classrooms, cafeteria, outside of school, and in the media center, which was where I was at studying for the midterms. All of this was between the times 6:45 and 7:10 a.m. EST.
I was in the classroom when the tragic event took place. What happened between 7:10 and 7:13 a.m. was what changed Butler forever. Bobby was fatally shot in the back after a scuffle with a fellow student. It triggered a nearly two-hour lockdown at Butler. Bobby unfortunately passed away at a hospital two to three hours after the tragic event took place. It saddened and devastated me. I hope no school ever has to go through such an event, ever.
Dedicated to a generous and memorable soul. Long live Bobby McKeithen. I will never forget you.