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High school students remember Casey Hearn

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

SEALE, AL (WTVM) -  Seventeen year old Casey Hearn was killed less than a week ago when his car collided with a school bus on Highway 169 South near Seale, Alabama and Monday the Russell County High School senior was remembered as classmates continue to mourn his death.

One by one classmates, teachers, and family members took the stage to share memories about Russell County High School Senior Casey Hearn.

"They'll remember him not only as the student he was, but as the personable hero he was every day," said Russell County High School teacher Tracy Jordan.

Senior Stephanie Aker added, "We talked about the good times we had with him and talked about what a good person he was and what he left with us. He changed every single one of us in a lot of ways."

The entire memorial service was planned and executed by the friends who knew and loved him the most.

Jordan told News Leader Nine, "This is what it's all about, to show that students will come together and they know to come together especially in times of crisis like this."

The school even planted a tree in front of the school to always remember their friend's young life. Russell County High School senior Nikki Snead explained, "Every time we look at it we can remember Casey. We'll have a stone put there with his name on it. It will grow and we'll know Casey is still growing and he's still here."

And Casey's family released balloons in honor of him, but they won't release the memories they had of him. His cousin Seth Purcell said, "It means a lot to my family, especially his mom and dad, because they know a whole school, like 900 kids, came together for one student and that's an amazing thing. It gives them real pride in their hearts."

Casey's visitation was held Friday night in Phenix City and he was laid to rest Saturday morning.

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