2010-2011 News — 23 September 2010
Remembering Justice

Oakland High School mourns a beloved student

Aegis Staff

Posted 9/23/10

Last updated 9/27/10

Raymen Justice

Raymen Justice poses for a photo at a friend’s birthday party earlier this year. Photo source unknown.

Raymen Lamont Justice was the type of guy everyone loved.

Friends described the high school junior, 17, as strong, effusive, ambitious, and funny. He was an athlete who played basketball and football and loved to encourage his friends. Despite being popular and sociable, he was also a good student who took care of his business academically.

Devastating the Oakland High School community, Justice was shot and killed on the evening of Tuesday, September 21 in front of a taqueria near his home.

“What I’m going to remember most about him is his personality,” said Oakland High senior NaDirah Bolden. “He was nice, real, honest, and he made people respect him.”

Bolden, a longtime friend of Justice, said she would most miss spending time at his dad’s house with him and other friends. She said that Justice got good grades but knew how to balance school with a social life and extracurriculars.

Remembrance Photo

Friends remember Justice with memorial photos like this one. Photo source unknown.

“He was very intelligent, wanted to go to college, joined the AVID program, and did well in his classes,” said counselor Jaswinder Heer, who worked with Justice for his two years at Oakland High.

Other members of the Oakland High faculty and staff agreed that Justice was well liked and open about his goals for improving his life.

“He was a nice dude, nice guy, respectful, and never caused me trouble at all,” said campus security officer Mr. Carter, who first met Justice when Justice was in middle school.

“He was a non-judgmental, effusive personality,” said campus security officer Sam Banker. “Everyone liked him. He was outgoing.”

Like many other staff and faculty members of Oakland High School, Banker said that he last saw Justice at the school when he came to visit his favorite teachers, including English teacher Jennifer Howard on Tuesday’s Back-to-School Night.

Banker said that they hugged before Justice left the campus.

“He was very intelligent, wanted to go to college, joined the AVID program, and did well in his classes,” said counselor Jaswinder Heer, who worked with Justice for his two years at Oakland High.

Other members of the Oakland High faculty and staff agreed that Justice was well liked and open about his goals for improving his life.

“He was a nice dude, nice guy, respectful, and never caused me trouble at all,” said campus security officer Mr. Carter, who first met Justice when Justice was in middle school.

“He was a non-judgmental, effusive personality,” said campus security officer Sam Banker. “Everyone liked him. He was outgoing.”

Like many other staff and faculty members of Oakland High School, Banker said that he last saw Justice at the school when he came to visit his favorite teachers, including English teacher Jennifer Howard on Tuesday’s Back-to-School Night.

Banker said that they hugged before Justice left the campus.

This article is under development. We will add to it in the coming days.

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  1. manRIP raymen lamont justice lost but never forgotten on every thang

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