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Griffin and Kristin Palmer's lives remembered

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Tuesday morning, faculty told students at Patrick Henry High School and Virginia High school that 17 year old Griffin Palmer, and his mom, Kristin, and grandmother Nancy were killed that morning by dad and husband Kevin Palmer in a Glade Spring home.

"Three days ago it was rough. Mr. Perrigan got up on that stage and told us that Griffin is no longer with us, all the football kids, all his friends were sitting in the front right hand side of the auditorium and we stayed there probably an hour, an hour and a half just crying, cause we couldn't believe he was actually gone," Clay Seymore, one of Griffin's friends said.

Griffin's close-knit group of friends, started in little league, they said they never thought this would be a reality.

"We always made the statement like in this group none of us would ever be alone, we'd always be together, or doing something together, and I think that is one of the hardest things just to let go, and missing him that much," Isaac Carver, a friend of Griffin's said.

These boys said the one thing that's helping them get through this is each other and the irreplaceable memories they have with Griffin.

"Sometimes your mourning his death wondering when you're going to see him again, and then other times your thinking, you know remember this one time when we all did this and that brings a smile to your face and you just start to think of all the other good memories you had with him," Justin Kestner, one of Griffin's friends said.

"One word to describe him is he was always upbeat, always intense all the time, he had a natural ability to make people laugh, even if you'd never met him before he could just walk up to you and you'd be laughing within the first 30 seconds of him talking to you, he was just that kinds of a guy," Carver said.

"Griffin, despite what was going on, always had a smile," Seymore said.

"If you just needed a friend to be there for you, he'd be there for you," Kestner said.

"His door was always open, we hung out 24/7," Kent Kestner said.

"There's nothing I can do to bring him back but it's still going to hurt a lot for a long time to come," Carver said.

That hurt is also felt a few towns over at Virginia High School, where Griffin's mom Kristin was a teacher for more than two decades.

"Even though she was the toughest woman I've ever met she was also the kindest and most caring," Daniel Rasnick, one of Kristin's students said.

Something it seems griffin and his mom had in common.

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