Remembering Keith Reed Jr.

By Erika Mahoney

September 26, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 1:16 AM EDT

Sherburne, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's been nearly three days since the body of Keith Reed Jr. was found in front of his Chautauqua County home.

Reed, a former principal of the Sherburne-Earlville High School, was found shot multiple times.

On Wednesday night, his community came together in remembrance.

Over 200 people quietly walked around the school and then gathered for a candle light vigil on the front lawn of the Serburne-Earlville Middle and High School.

Students played songs and made speeches. They said they will never forget him.

"He was just the best, he meant so much to everyone, and he will never, ever, ever be replaced," said Junior Bridgette McDaniel.

"I thought it was just a bad dream, or it was just a joke, a cruel joke," said Junior Tyler Brown. "But when I read the news article online, I found out it was true and it ripped me apart because he was a friend and he helped me through so much stuff."

"With having kids in high school, you couldn't have asked for a better principal," said Matt Beckwith. "He really cared a lot about the community, he cared a lot about his kids, which was everyone in the Sherburne-Earville school district."

Keith Reed Jr. served as principal of the Sherburne-Earlville High School for more than four years, from Aug. 2005 to Nov. 2011.

He then became superintendent of the Clymer Central School District.

The Chatauqua County Sheriff's Office continues looking for answers.