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Picnic held to honor Anthony Frazier

From left; Braden Chapman, Steve Fulton, Jordan Anthony From left; Braden Chapman, Steve Fulton, Jordan Anthony
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KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) -

Classmates and friends of Anthony Frazier, 14, are held a special picnic today to honor the memory of their friend.

Frazier was shot and killed in Charlotte in January as he and family members were returning from a birthday party. 

Mangasha Dion Clark, 19, and Reginald Lee Edmonds, 17, have both been charged in the teen's death. Clark was arrested and charged with murder. Edmonds was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Frazier was an eighth grade student at Kannapolis Middle School.

“He was like my brother to me and brother to everybody in the school, friends and everything, and he never had enemies, he always be nice to each other," said classmate and friend Braden Chapman.

“Nice, very nice person.  He would always bring you up when you were down," added Jordan Anthony.

Frazier’s death has been hard on Kannapolis Middle School.

“It was like why, why him?," Anthony added.

Anthony and Chapman combined their efforts in working on an eighth grade project to deal with the issues of gun violence and racism.

“Something where things just weren’t quite right and change needed to happen," said 8th grade teacher Steve Fulton. “It was something tragic that happened this year and a lot of students focused their projects on gun violence since it was something that affected us and our community personally and that was the starting place.”

And they say, the message for today was that all kinds of people can come together, have fun, and remember how Anthony Frazier lived, instead of the way in which he died.

“People can come together, hang out, and nobody kill each other and nothing like that," Chapman said.

The cook out was also a fund raiser for a memorial that Kannapolis Middle School is planning to put together in Anthony Frazier’s memory.  There was also a silent auction and raffle to help raise funds.

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