A 16 year old boy was shot and killed inside school - and it was captured on Livestream.
Matthews Police Department Capt. Stason Tyrrell told media that 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen was shot Monday and died at a local hospital.
McKeithen was in the 10th-grade at Butler High School outside of Charlotte.
According to police, a 16-year-old ninth-grader named Jatwan Craig Cuffie is being charged with first-degree murder. Police say that Jatwan shot and killed Statson, after what they describe as a "bullying incident."
Jatwan is being charged as an adult and is held in the Mecklenburg County jail.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a case of bullying “that escalated out of control.”
Here is the video:
A funeral service was held Saturday for Bobby McKeithen, 16, who was fatally shot at Butler High School on Monday. Another 16-year-old, Jatwan Cuffie, has been charged with first degree murder after police say he fired on McKeithen during a fight in a school hallway before the start of class.
The mourners at Providence Baptist Church on Saturday spilled out of the sanctuary and into an overflow room with video and speakers as the service got underway. Pastor Terrence Grooms presided over the service, which featured readings of Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 and 1 Corinthians 15:12-22.
Those who spoke included Anna O'Connell, who dated Bobby. She remembered him as a bright-eyed, confident young man with a compelling smile, and who cared for her deeply.
"Without you, Bobby, I would never have known the true definition of strength and confidence and, most of all, positivity," she said, "Because you were the one who knew those things like the back of your hand."