Funeral For 11 Year Old Killed in Perry Shooting Will Be Held Thursday

(RADIO IOWA) -A funeral has been scheduled for Thursday for the sixth grader who was killed in a shooting at Perry High School last week. Eleven year old Ahmir Jolliff is described as a vibrant soul with an infectious smile in the obituary prepared by his family. His funeral will be held at the Catholic Church in Perry and the Christian Church across the street will offer seating to any overflow crowd. Investigators say Perry High School Principal Dan Marburger placed himself in harm’s way so his students could escape. In a Facebook post, Marburger’s daughter said her father was in stable condition, but faces more surgeries after surviving multiple gunshots. 

The suspected shooter was a 17-year-old student at Perry High School who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.