Students and staff at a high school in Klamath County made no attempt to camouflage their emotions today over the loss of a fallen classmate...
15 year old Mason Tucker loved the outdoors, and the Oregon Ducks...
Henley High School Principal Mark Risen notes that the school honored Tucker's memory today in a special way...
"On behalf of the Tucker family, and Mason's closest friends, we've all been asked here at school today to wear either camouflage, or Oregon Duck gear in honor of Mason."
Mason Tucker was shot and killed last Sunday morning at his home just south of Keno.
His 15 year old friend Carson McDowell is accused of firing the fatal shot.
Both were students at Henley.
"On Monday morning, very emotional." Noted Henley High School Vice-Principal Jack Lee. "Lots and lots of tears. We had the crisis center here."
"It's stressed us all." Adds Principal Risen. "To a degree that frankly, none of us saw coming."
'Camo Day' is also aimed at showing support for Tucker's parents, Mike and Melissa, who both work for the Klamath County School District.
Vice-Principal Lee notes that a lot of students took part. "I would say pushing 80%. You don't see very many that aren't wearing one or the other."
Principal Risen believes the tragedy has drawn the school closer. "The outpouring has really been a testament to what community is really all about."
The school also held a brief assembly this afternoon in memory of Mason Tucker.
Carson McDowell was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury Thursday on a charge of first-degree manslaughter. He's scheduled to be arraigned on those charges Tuesday.