PAHS students remember classmate
Port Aransas High School students are spending today, remembering Justin Kahn.
Kahn, 15, a high school freshman, was found dead at his home on South Sixth Street at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday, March 27. Police executive Lt. Darryl Johnson said a ruling on the cause of death will come from the Nueces County Medical Examiner.
Johnson said no foul play is suspected in the death.
High school principal Sharon McKinney said counselor Jennifer Stark was visiting all of Kahn’s classes Monday to talk with students. She said Jeri Franco, the counselor at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, was also at the high school because she knows so many of the high school students.
“Students will have every opportunity to visit with a counselor today,” McKinney said.
She said students who knew Kahn “want to be together and support each other.”
Students at the high school observed a moment of silence this morning in Kahn’s memory.
McKinney said friends remembered Kahn’s cheerfulness, among other things.
“We’ve all talked about how Justin was always smiling,” she said.
Julie Shodrok, a sponsor of Port Aransas Junior Boatmen, also remembered Kahn as one of the group’s first members when it organized in 2008.
“Justin was one of the first nine kids to show up for the very first Port Aransas Junior Boatmen meeting in February 2008,” she said. “We have lost a great little angler and our kids throughout the district will be grieving this loss.”
Funeral arrangements are pending with Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.