School Memorial Features Photo Collage of Teen (Gallery)

As the flowers, candles and candy multiplied outside the entrance to CVHS, one poster showed a 15-year-old's life in photos, another showed where you can bring flowers to commemorate him.

The memorial for Drew Ferraro at the entrance of Crescenta Valley High School has mushroomed, with dozens of floral bouquets, "Rest in Peace'' candles and a photo collage spanning several of his 15 years.

On Tuesday, as every CV High kid , and even kids across town at  were expected to don black to honor the boy who authorities plunged to his death on purpose, the community continued to grieve Friday's tragedy.

"Every kid, every staff member, every faculty member will get a valentine,'' Amy Jahnke, co-organizer of Have a Heart: Contagious Love for Crescenta Valley High School said, her eyes wet with emotion. "We, as a community are here to support them and we're here if they need us,'' said Jahnke.

Jahnke sat at a table outside Ralphs in La Crescenta until 9 p.m. Monday collecting "I Care'' cards to give to the student body and faculty. Rosemont parent Janine Sabin conceived the valentine idea Saturday night and the two pulled it all together with help from students and graduates.

By Monday night, the "I Care'' valentine effort collected thousands of cards with handwritten sentiments. 

Any future flowers, cards or sentiments for Ferraro or his family should please be delivered to . There will be a visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The mortuary suggests to have flowers arrive by 2 p.m. in time for the visitation.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Deparment continues to investigate Ferraro's death. The Glendale News-Press reported Monday that police found a note on him, but would not release the contents.

Conni Siminski February 15, 2012 at 08:55 PM
It started misting and raining today at the time Drew's funeral would have started and I believe that rains was symbolic for God crying at our overwhelming loss!


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