ANTIOCH, Calif. - Grief counselors will be on hand at Antioch's Deer Valley High School on Monday after a student died from his wounds following a Friday-night shooting.
Jonathan Parker, 16, who was shot three times in the school's parking lot, following a basketball game, passed away from his injuries.
Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Stephanie Anello and Deer Valley Principal Bukky Oyebade issued a note on the school district's Facebook page.
The statement said in part: "We, along with the rest of AUSD, denounce this senseless violence and call on the community to come together to address such vicious brutality. Our children must be taught that solving disagreements with violence is not the answer and that there are other ways to resolve our differences that do not result in the unjust and unnecessary killing of our youth."
Antioch police are investigating the shooting that apparently began when a fight in the parking lot broke out.
Jonathan's family has set up a Gofundme at https://www.gofundme.com/f/2p6ve-johnny-angel