Ardrey Kell High School pays tribute to slain classmate


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The Ardrey Kell High School community has set up a tribute to a fellow student who was killed while at a friend’s house.

The rock outside the school reads, “Fly High Jenna,” in honor of 15-year-old Jenna Hewitt.

Hewitt and Matthew Chaplin, 51, were shot and killed on Glen Abbey Way Sunday. Chaplin’s 16-year-old daughter was also in the room and said she held her friend in her arms as she passed away.

Investigators said John Boeck broke into the home and shot Hewitt and Chaplin before turning the gun on himself.

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The survivor said she met Boeck online and he began to harras her. She said Bocek assaulted her in the past, and she cut off all communication, adding that’s what upset him. A police report confirms that the assault took place in the 11400 block of Glenn Abbey Way on Feb. 20. The victim also said she was robbed. 

Counselors have been made available to students at  Ardrey Kell following the killings. Students will wear black on Friday to show solidarity. Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials ahve encouraged other schools within the district to do the same.

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