Support pours in nationwide for family of boy killed in Arkansas bus crash

Support pours in nationwide for family of boy killed in Arkansas bus crash

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - There is a nationwide outpouring of support for the youth football player killed in a bus crash in Arkansas this week.

People across the county are now reaching out to the Orange Mound Youth Association.

A special tribute is being planned for Kameron Johnson next Wednesday at Kameron's former school.

Right now, school officials say they are focused on "intense grief counseling" for students and staff here.

But itโ€™s not just the Orange Mound community that is grieving, so are people hundreds of miles away who had a bond with the 9-year-old through football.

Youth Football teams like the North Texas Bills and Austin Steelers are a part of a movement across the country to remember Kameron.

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Kameron died early Monday morning while traveling home from a football tournament in Texas.

Police say the driver of the charter bus lost control and flipped several times just outside of Little Rock.

Forty-five people were injured, and Kameron was the lone fatality.

โ€œI must admit it's been tough,โ€ said Nickalous Manning, superintendent of Aspire School District, where Kameron was a student.

Manning said this week they have been overwhelmed with support from letters to emails offering condolences.

โ€œWhen something like this happens the community rallies and quite frankly we've seen outpouring of love nationally as this story is huge in our nation right now,โ€ Manning said.

There has also been a social media campaign in the youth football community where people have been posting pictures of their children with a picture of Kameron by their side.

Itโ€™s a reminder that Kameron's story could have easily been their child's story.

Kameronโ€™s funeral will be next Friday. His funeral will be paid for by a local anonymous donor.

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