Slain Kenosha Teen Honored by Cheerleading Team at Football Game - NBC Chicago

Slain Kenosha Teen Honored by Cheerleading Team at Football Game

The school district initially decided not to allow Friday night's memorial

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    Slain Kenosha Teen Remembered at Football Game

    High school cheerleaders in Kenosha remembered a fellow cheerleader, who was shot and killed by her boyfriend, at a football game on Friday night. NBC 5's Lexi Sutter reports. 

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    People in Kenosha rallied together on Friday night to remember a cheerleader who was killed earlier this year, days after a school district decided to allow the memorial. 

    Kaylie Juga, 15, was shot and killed inside her home in May. Her ex-boyfriend, Martice Fuller, 16, was charged with Juga's death, and the shooting that wounded her mother.

    The Kenosha United School District initially decided not to allow the cheerleading squad at Bradford High School to pay tribute to Juga at Friday night's game. As NBC 5 reported on Wednesday, the school district reversed its decision after dozens of enraged students and parents came forward.

    Nearly everyone at Friday night’s Bradford High School football game wore blue in Juga's honor.

    "It's so touching that so many people have supported Kaylie," said Cindy Donley, Juga's grandmother. 

    Juga’s teammates told NBC 5 that Friday night was about grieving together and honoring their sweet friend.

    "Whether you’re 80 and crying over Kaylie, or 13 or her younger brother who’s 9 or 10, you’re really pushing through the pain and working with a group of people makes it so much easier," said cheerleader Gianna Pignotti-Wojtek. 

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