DORCHESTER, MA (WHDH) — On Thursday, school officials spoke out about a Dorchester shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy on Wednesday.

The headmaster and a couple of Raekown Brown’s teachers spoke Thursday about what a great student and a great person he was.

They said he first came to the school as a struggling middle-schooler and blossomed into a top-notch high school student.

“He left us with great grades, great potential, and strong character,” headmaster Dr. Linda McIntyre said. “He had the same set of friends from day one in his freshman class as he did just yesterday.”

“He was always laughing, always smiling, always cracking jokes,” teacher Laura Manfield said. “He had an incredible gift of making everyone feel connected, feeling included…you couldn’t help but love Raekwon, he was just that great of a person.”

Grief counselors were at the high school on Thursday.

A number of students said it was a depressing day in school and many say they will attend a vigil that will be held Thursday night.


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