Alex Bridgman Fundraiser At Lee High School
It's been a tough week at one Montgomery high school after a student was killed earlier this week in an accident. Now, those students are trying to overcome that tragedy by doing a good deed.
Robert E. Lee High School students are raising money for Alex Bridgman's funeral, the 16-year-old who was hit by a truck while crossing the road near Birmingham on Tuesday night as he was coming home from a field trip.
While it may look normal, students in the Information Technology Academy classroom say that's not the case -- they're missing a student who used to sit in an empty seat that belonged to sophomore, Alex Bridgman.
"Expecting him to walk around the corner and say, 'hey guys' and sitting across from me in class... I keep thinking that this isn't real. I just keep thinking that I'm going to walk into class and he's going to be in there and when I walk in... it just hurts to see that he's not," Said another friend, Narissa McNeal.
Payne was on the bus when Bridgman was killed on a busy stretch of highway, just south of Birmingham on Highway 119. He was part of the IT Academy field trip when they stopped in Pelham for dinner. That's when Pelham police say the student was hit by a pickup truck as he and another student tried to cross the road.
Landmark Church of Christ In Montgomery
Wednesday, February 12: Public Viewing 11 a.m.; Memorial Service 12 p.m.
HOW TO HELP
Send your donations to the Alexander Bridgeman fund account...