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15 year old high school football player Daylon Burnett died after school shooting in Arkansas

Daylon Burnett’s Mother Keisha Lee posted on her social media that her son passed after a school shooting in Arkansas.

Daylon Burnett played football for Watson Chapel Junior High had died after a school shooting.

Burnett, 15, was a victim in an on-campus shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School.

Daylon Burnett died Wednesday, according to his Mother, two days after he was shot in a hallway near the school library.

“Y’all my boy got his wings at 5:35 p.m.,” Keisha Lee wrote Wednesday on Facebook

Burnett was a 5’11, 240 pound linebacker and running back. He was schedule to graduate in 2024.

Police arrested another 15 year old student named Thomas Quarles and he is being held in lieu of a 1 million dollar bail.

Quarles is accused of shooting Daylon Burnett. Officers found two .380-caliber shell casings next to the victim.

Please keep Daylon’s Mother in your prayers at this time.

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