Center Point Elem. honors student killed during family dispute with balloon release, tree planting

Balloon release and planting for TJ Moore

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBRC) - Students at Center Point Elementary school came together on Valentine’s Day to remember a classmate who lost his life to gun violence.

Ta’Narius “TJ” Moore Jr. was hit and killed by a stray bullet after getting stuck in the crossfire of a family dispute last December. He was just 5 years-old.

Friday morning TJ’s classmates, teacher and principal prayed and planted a tree in his memory. A balloon release followed.

“The kids did it in remembrance of TJ, but I feel so hurt because TJ is supposed to be here with them. And it just hurts so bad because he was just a baby. And he should have been here with us,” said Valarie Allen, TJ’s Grandmother

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