Authorities in Tennessee announced over the weekend that a 17-year-old high school class president was fatally shot while riding as a rear passenger in a vehicle with three other teens on Friday night.
Christine Michael, a junior at Haywood High School, was shot in the back as the group was traveling down a highway toward Brownsville after leaving a basketball game in Ripley. A 13-year-old was also injured in the ambush.
Two suspects, Kevion Davis, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old, have been arrested after the shooting took place. Both of the suspects were charged with first-degree murder, with additional charges of attempted murder likely to follow.
Christine’s mother identified one of the alleged shooters, who was named in texts Christine sent before she died.
The Haywood County School District Superintendent expressed deep sadness over the loss of a promising student with big plans for her future.