Mattoon Students Give Back to Community One Year After School Shooting

Sep 20, 2018

One year ago Thursday, a student at Mattoon High School brought a gun to the school cafeteria and shot another students.

Students are still healing.

The Journal Gazette & Times-Courier reports that part of the recovery effort in Mattoon includes a community service workday Thursday.

Mattoon High School sophomore Rick Wright says it's a chance to give back to the community that supported students after the shooting. High school junior Bianca Beltran says many students don't think of the day as frequently, but the scars still remain.

The 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm last month.