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Teen’s plans for future shot down

Gregory Josey didn’t finish his high school equivalency course, but yesterday afternoon five classmates and his teacher placed his certificate of participation on a chain-link fence, several feet from the spot where he and his best friend were shot to death Wednesday.

As the students sat in class yesterday morning, near Josey’s empty seat, they decided to create a memorial for their slain classmate. They wrapped the memorial four posterboards with written messages and remembrances, snapshots of him, and T-shirts from the program in clear plastic and drove from the GED Plus program on Washington Street in Roxbury to Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. Under a constant drizzle, they put up the posters and surrounded them with four roses and five small, white candles.

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