Grief counselors were on hand at Arnold High School Monday for students and teachers.
ERYN DION News Herald Reporter @PCNHErynDion
PANAMA CITY BEACH — More details surrounding the shooting death of a 16-year-old Arnold High School student were released Monday, with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) saying he was shot and killed trying to intervene in a late-night drug ripoff.
The series of events began at Taco Bell, 7040 W. U.S. 98, late Saturday or early Sunday when a group of Arnold students met up with a group of men from Auburn, Alabama, to buy pills and smoke marijuana outside the restaurant. According to a BCSO news release, the men wanted to purchase more marijuana, so one of the students called Jason Ian Price and another Arnold student, John Pyle — who they knew had marijuana to sell — to meet them at the nearby CVS Pharmacy parking lot. What the students didn’t know was that, according to an arrest affidavit, one of the men, Demarcus Giddens, had a loaded AK-47 in his backpack.
During the deal, Pyle approached