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Woodson High School remembers student Bryan Glenn

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -

The public is invited to a memorial mass for WT Woodson Football player Bryan Glenn next Tuesday, October 16th.

A volunteer found the senior kicker's body in the woods near a park Monday. He'd been missing more than a week. And although police aren't saying how he died, they say there does not appear to be any public threat.

At the first football game since Glenn's body was identified, his teammates and friends at school paused for a moment of silence in his honor.

And not far from the Friday night lights, a memorial to Glenn continues to grow.

Mimi Minnick, whose children attended Woodson, was instantly drawn to it.

"The candles had gone out, I had a lighter in my pocket, so I relit them," Minnick says. "I would want someone to do that for my son."

Bryan Glenn's death has hit the community hard, especially since he's not the first Woodson student to die in recent months-- so young, taking their pain with them.

"There's something undefinable that's happening in this community for us to lose Nick, another sophomore in August, and now for Bryan," Minnick says.

"Bryan sat next to me to me in English," Molly Wecker says. "So to see that empty chair there is really sad, knowing what happened to him."

"This is definitely affecting the school," David Kitmacher says.

Not everyone thinks the deaths have a school connection.

"I really don't think it has anything to do with Woodson," Molly Kirschner says. "This is a good school system."

The Medical Examiner hasn't released a cause of death yet. Until that happens, some who stopped by the memorial say the healing can't really begin."

"I feel like nobody really knows what happened, so we can't process it yet," Annabel Mihalache says. "Until that happens, this doesn't feel like something that happens in real life."

The memorial mass for Bryan Glenn is set for 10:30 am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale.


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