Victim of Medford massacre remembered at high school graduation

Emotions were raw at Bellport High School's graduation ceremony today on what should have been one of the happiest days in a teen?s life.Jennifer Mejia's

BELLPORT - Emotions were raw at Bellport High School's graduation ceremony today on what should have been one of the happiest days in a teen?s life.

Jennifer Mejia's name was in the program to receive a Regents diploma, but instead, a memorial picture had to be added at the last moment.

Mejia was working as a cashier at Haven Drugs in Medford when she was shot and killed along with three other people on Sunday.

One of Mejia's friends, Jessica Yanza, broke down in tears as she headed into her high school graduation without her best friend at her side.

During the ceremony white balloons were released, a moment of silence was held and the students wore tiny purple ribbons in Mejia's memory.

Many students also attended the second night of Mejia's wake after the graduation ceremony.

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