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"They just got Andrew a puppy," Dunford said of the little chocolate Labrador the Bridwells acquired just a few days earlier.
"First they named her Sandy, but after this incident they renamed her Angel because they believe it was Heavenly Father’s way of helping them get through this," Dunford said.
At the nearby home where Ashton Peck lived with his mother and three sisters, a makeshift memorial had been erected with a large blue bear, flowers and an enlarged Facebook photo of the two teens posted in a window.
Tiffiny Lee has lived just west of Ashton Peck for four years and described him as "a nice boy, a sweet kid who loved his young cousins."
"It’s heartbreaking," Lee said of Sunday’s tragedy.
The boys attended school at Murray High School and Riverview Junior High School.
Sitting outside the high school Monday afternoon, Alyssa Lofgren, 15, said she and Nelson had been pretty good friends 7th through 9th grades at Riverview Junior High. "He really liked hanging out with friends, listening to music, doing his own activities," Alyssa said."He seemed so happy last time I saw him" — which she said was the first day of school, Aug. 26, since the two did not share any classes together.
"He really liked hanging out with friends, listening to music, doing his own activities," Alyssa said."He seemed so happy last time I saw him" — which she said was the first day of school, Aug. 26, since the two did not share any classes together.
The district said counselors were being provided Monday for students and staff. Counselors were also on hand at Grace Elementary School, where both boys had attended previously.
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