Students in Catoosa County are grieving over the loss of their classmate today.
And at the same time his classmates are trying to cope, school officials are hoping to calm alarmed parents.
It's a little less bright today at Heritage Middle School.
Banners line the hallway remembering 11-year-old Chandler Bolden as an athlete, student and leader.
"He was an outstanding leader, both inside the classroom and outside the classroom as well. Just a precious young man," said Principal Chris Lusk