Waverly High School is mourning the loss of one of its own Tuesday after 17-year-old Denzel Moss was shot to death in Lansing Monday evening.
Moss, a Lansing teen who recently completed his junior year, was found lying in the grass between buildings at Silver Stone Townehomes, 5639 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, about 10:45 p.m. He died a short time later, according to police.
Waverly High School is hosting a memorial open house for the community Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at its 160 Snow Road location. Principal Vincent Perkins said Moss had a beaming personality.
“Denzel was a great kid who was always smiling,” he said in a statement. “He was friendly and everyone liked him. We enjoyed having him around and he will be missed.”
Those who attend the memorial are asked to enter Waverly High School from the west side at the cafeteria door. Staff and grief counselors are on hand for support. Students, parents and community members are encouraged to gather, talk, make cards and write messages to the family.
Those wishing to donate items in Moss’ memory are welcome to do so. The school district said in a statement it will deliver said items to Moss’ family.
Waverly Community Schools has set up an online donation account in memory of Moss. All proceeds go to his family.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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