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UPDATE: Students dress in black at basketball game to honor former student killed in officer-involved shooting

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UPDATE (WKOW)-- High school students came together Saturday night, dressed in black, to honor 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who was shot and killed by a police officer Friday night.

On the court, it was Sun Prairie versus Madison Memorial, but off the court-- those in the student section were on the same team.

“At this moment, it's not about what school you go to, it's about a community that needs to come together and focus on what's most important and this terrible loss,” said Shelby Ring, a junior at Sun Prairie High School.

Shelby says Robinson was her friend and she's struggling to understand what happened. She helped organize Saturday's “blackout” on social media.

“We just wanted to get the word out about how this is not ok and this needs to change,” Shelby said.

Memorial students say it was important to show solidarity.

“Just to show that we're all a family, you know?” said Abdul Kooistra, a senior at Memorial. “It's a sad thing to happen and we all have to come together for something like that.”

Kye Burcham, another senior at Memorial, says though the investigation is ongoing and they don't know the details, the loss of any life is tragic.

“To be honest, it's hard to know what the real story is, no body knows exactly what happened,” Kye said. “I think it's good that people are protesting and voicing their words. And it hasn't turned violent yet, I believe, and that's a good thing.”

Shelby says the turnout for the blackout indicates the strength of the community.


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 MADISON (WKOW) --- Students of Sun Prairie High School and Madison Memorial High School are wearing black Saturday at their basketball game in memory of Tony Robinson.

Robinson was a graduate of Sun Prairie High School.

The game tonight is at Madison Memorial.

Sun Prairie High School Superintendent Tim Culver says counselors will be available on Monday at school.

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