MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Residents want answers about what happened to Jayvon Sherman.
The teenager was shot and killed while walking to school Thursday morning. Sherman was walking through the walkway at the old Winship School on Beech Avenue.
Roderick McGee was a student at the old Winship School. He said the only way violence will stop, is starting with parents.
“I think it has to be a more parent base influence on this thing right here. It’s too many kids getting killed out here on these streets everyday,” McGee said. “Everyday you look at the news, it’s another kid getting killed. It has to stop somewhere and it has to start at home with the parents.”
McGee said kids should be able to walk to school without any issues.
“It’s just about this excessive violence that’s out here, you know what I’m saying. These kids is on black on black crime. You can’t keep blaming it on the white folks because we killing each other,” he said.
David Gowan, Director of Safety and Security for the Bibb County School District, said counselors were sent to Central High School to help students who are grieving.
“A young person is not used to dealing with death and anytime a tragedy like this happens. We want to make sure to provide that mental health counseling they will need to help cope with the loss,” Gowan said.
McGee said this situation is an eye opener.
“You can’t walk these streets safely anymore. You can get shot at any given time, just like that young man got slayed down this morning. Really it’s all about the parents getting involved because the police can only do so much. It’s about these parents getting these kids. It’ll be too late when you draped over the coffin hollering about what you coulda’ did. You shoulda’ did it then.”
A teenager walking to school, shot and killed, leaving everyone with questions.