Mother accepts shooting victim’s high school degree

Published 10:13 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The mother of a teenage shooting victim has been awarded his honorary high school diploma in Minneapolis.

A tearful Angela Steverson was given the degree from Edison High School on behalf of her only son, 17-year-old Nehemiah Steverson, Wednesday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The teen was shot and killed in Minneapolis on June 1, 2014. KSTP-TV reports the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says there’s no evidence to show the shooting was anything more than an accident.

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Principal Carla Steinbach says Nehemiah was like one of her own and that students wanted to honor his family on the night he would have graduated