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Classmates honor Va. teen by wearing tie-dye

Tuesday - 5/27/2014, 11:19am  ET

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Students at a Loudoun County high school plan to wear tie-dye to school in honor of a fellow student who was shot by police over the weekend.

Television station WJLA (http://wj.la/TPLBrI ) reports students at Loudoun Valley High School will wear tie-dye on Tuesday to honor 17-year-old Christian Alberto Sierra.

Authorities say Sierra was shot on Saturday after a police officer was called to a home in Purcellville for a report that the teen was threatening suicide.

The Virginia State Police, which is investigating the shooting, says a police officer fatally shot Sierra when he lunged at the officer with a knife.

A family member who answered the phone Sunday at Sierra's home but didn't want to give her name said the family believes the incident could have been handled differently.

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Information from: WJLA-TV, http://www.wjla.com


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