Many Berkeley High students were missing school today in order to attend the funeral of their fellow student Larry Malik Grayson, known as Malik, the freshman who died after being shot in the head by a friend on October 26.

The service was due to begin at 11 am at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church at 408 West MacArthur Blvd near Shafter Street in Oakland (pictured above).

Read Berkeleyside’s coverage of the tragedy here.

A bank account to assist Malik’s family has been set up. Donations can be made to the Larry Malik Grayson Foundation, Wells Fargo, Account # 3013838580.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...