Classmates honor slain teen at Ohio school prom

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — High school students honored a slain classmate at their school prom in western Ohio.

Students signed a photo of Jeff Wellington and a special song was played in his honor at the Springfield High School prom on Saturday night. The Springfield News-Sun ( ) reports that Wellington's prom date also accepted an honorary crown on his behalf.

Police say the 17-year-old football player was fatally shot April 20 while trying to play the role of peacemaker.

Police said Wellington was visiting friends at an apartment complex when an argument broke out between one of Wellington's friends and another youth.

Police are seeking a 17-year-old suspect. The Associated Press is not naming the suspect because of his age.

No problems were reported at the dance, which had heightened security.


Information from: Springfield News-Sun,

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