ME Memorial Wall To Peter Munck

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 26, 2008 at 6:55 PM EDT

The snow forced the Maine-Endwell School District postpone the Memorial Service for Peter Munck until Wednesday night.

The student was found dead at his home on February 15th.

A look at how ME Middle School is expressing its sorrow.

A wall just inside Maine-Endwell Middle School has been transformed into a memorial wall for 12 year old Peter Munck.

Munck was a 6th grade student.

"It gives students the opportunity to say goodbye. They didn't have the opportunity to do for students that knew him," says middle school principal Rick Otis.

Students and teachers leave messages of remembrance.

One student writes she will miss seeing Peter's smiling face on the bus and that she will miss him a lot.

Another student says that even though Munck is gone, he will not be forgotten.

Yet another says she will miss seeing him in the hallways and in study hall.

All the middle school students were invited to put something on the wall.

Even students who didn't know him took time to express their feelings.

The wall isn't the only way students are honoring Munck's memory.

The school district is also holding a memorial service for staff, students and their families.

"We have Homer Brink teachers from our elementary building that want to say a few words. We have a student from the middle school that wants to say something at the service. The middle school chorus is going to sing a couple of numbers and then we have a number of middle school teachers that are going to speak on Peter's behalf," says Otis.

The district will present plaques to Peter's family in his honor.

Future plans call for starting a scholarship so he will always be remembered.

The memorial service for Peter Munck has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

People will gather at the Maine-Endwell High School.

Munck died of internal injuries after a fight with his older brother two weeks ago.

22 year old Shawn Munck is charged with manslaughter.

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