“Our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Crisis counselors are currently in place and will continue to be made available to support our Redd Elementary School family and community during this difficult time.”
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our Redd Elementary School students, and extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family and friends.”
Martin’s mother, Sharain Spruill, told ABC 8News Reporter Mark Tenia that he was taught to look after the women in the family.
“You the man of the house, protect the ladies, and he tried to protect his sister, and he got killed,” Spruill said. “He was a happy child, happy … my baby, my only boy.”
According to WFLA, a formal White House petition has been filed, asking the Obama administration to posthumously recognize Martin for his efforts to save his sister.