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She would have been among the South View High School seniors graduated Thursday evening. Instead, the chair where she would have sat was decorated with a larger-than-life graduation cap.
Her family members were in the huge crowd at the Crown Auditorium, watching as students received their diplomas and turned their tassels.
Tribute to Danielle Locklear who would have graduated with the South View HS 2017 class. She was killed by xboyfriend pic.twitter.com/dM4XFj7YIG— Greg Barnes (@GregBarnesABC11) June 9, 2017
Locklear was 15 when she was killed in May 2014 by her former boyfriend, who is serving 25 to 30 years in prison for Locklear's murder.
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South View High School officials also gave Locklear's family a shadowbox of school memorabilia.
A gold plate on that box read, "In loving memory of Danielle Locklear, Class of 2017. Gone but not forgotten."