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Somber ceremony at postponed Mills Godwin football game remembers 13-year-old Lucia Bremer

Posted at 2:08 AM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-30 05:51:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Godwin High School's football was canceled Friday because of the shooting death of 13-year-old Quioccasin Middle School student Lucia Bremer in the nearby Gayton Forest West neighborhood.

Monday night, the game would go on after a moment of silence.

With heavy hearts, Godwin students passed out green ribbons to honor Bremer, remembering a life cut tragically short.

"We made these green ribbons in support of Lucia and her family and her friends,” said one student. “Just to give everything we can to show as much support as possible at this game."

Bremer's alleged killer, an unnamed 14-year-old, was in court Monday morning, where he was denied bond and appointed two attorneys.

Kids that knew him said he was a bit of a loner, often eating lunch at school by himself, and soft-spoken. They said they’re shocked that he's accused of murder.

As Henrico Police look for a motive, Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said they haven’t determined whether the teen will be charged as an adult.

"We are so early in the beginning of these proceedings to get to understand this young man, who he is and what his background is,” said Taylor. “That's certainly not something we can comment about whether we will pursue or not.”

Meanwhile, students are remembering Bremer, a girl who teachers said lit up the room with laughter and love.

"We have a great neighborhood and community in and outside of Godwin,” said one teacher. “Everyone is shocked but we are trying to lift spirits as much as possible."

At least for the very near future, a marked patrol car will be in the student parking lot, making sure kids that walk to and from school feel safe.