High School Sorrow: Vigil Held for Arlington Martin Senior Carl Wilson

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Students at Arlington Martin High came to say goodbye.

They gathered Tuesday night at the spot where 18-year-old Carl Wilson died.

“He was a good boy,” Carl’s grandmother, Karen Deaver-Rhodes said. “He always left a good impression on people.”

The varsity football star was shot down in the middle of a Kennedale interesection Monday afternoon.

“The violence has gotta stop,” said Judith Deaver-Love, Carl’s mother.

Earlier Tuesday, students were back in school-dressed in black.

“One of our Martin Football players was shot and killed yesterday after school.” said Marlene Roddy, Martin HS Principal

18-year-old Carl Wilson, a varsity football star died in the middle of a Kennendale intersection Monday afternoon..

“Witnesses have told us what occurred yesterday afternoon was the result of an altercation that started at school earlier in the day.” Chief Tommy Williams With Kennedale PD said

Chief Williams says they are still investigating what happened and haven’t identified the suspects who shot wilson. One of his coaches says his teammates are stunned.

“They`re will a void in our hearts that I don`t know if time will ever heal.” said  Bob Clark, Martin HS Assistant Coach.
“Its really quite and no one is really saying anything in the halls, Its really different.” said Martin HS Student, Madison Keith

The school allowed students to meet in the gym to share in a prayer over the fallen martin high warrior, who was also the father of a toddler

“He had a kid and everything, no one deserves that.” said Andrew Bergan, Martin HS Student.
“His son was at every football game, and as soon as the games were over he would look for his son.” Coach Clark said.  “Martin High School was a better place because of Carl Wilson being here.”


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