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School establishes scholarship in honor of slain Upatoi girl

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The school where one of the Upatoi murder victims attended is making sure 11-year old Gianna Lindsey's memory will live on.

Kingdom Christian Academy and Preparatory School in Columbus announced it is setting up a scholarship in her memory.

The school's headmaster says the scholarship will cover five girls each year for tuition and uniforms, starting this year. The school's headmaster, Marshall McGill, says he felt the school had a responsibility to do something for Gianna.

“This is a very difficult situation for everybody involved. The most important thing we can do now is just pray; be patient and let everything take its course. We believe that that the judicial system will do what it’s supposed to do in handling situations like this,” McGill said.

Gianna, her grandmother Gloria Short and uncle Caleb Short were all found beaten to death in the Bentley Drive home in Upatoi on Jan. 4.

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