Vigil held for teenager killed in stabbing

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Students from across Springfield are gathering Friday outside Lanphier High School for a vigil and balloon release in memory of a teenager.

Officials said 18-year-old Pierre Scott, Junior died after he was stabbed this week.

This comes after students walked out of class at Springfield’s three public high schools to honor Scott and ask for increased security.

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