Many students are wearing buttons, shirts and other articles of clothing with remembrances of Connor on them, said Boehmke, and large pieces of paper have been posted throughout Saratoga Springs' schools for students to write their memories of Connor and their condolences to his family.
"This really affects the whole community," said Boehmke.
That was apparent Saturday evening when hundreds filled the Weibel Avenue ice rink to remember Connor, who was also an outstanding hockey player with the Saratoga Blue Knights.
"This is very difficult," said Mayor Valerie Keehn, whose son, Jonathan, is close friend of Connor's sister, Brittanie. "We're all here to support the family and each other. This is what we all love about Saratoga Springs.""