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Classmates honor slain teen at prom

Published: April 30, 2014 10:16 AM

Springfield, Ohio -- 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 the night of April 26. 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.

-- Associated Press

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