A high school student was allegedly killed by his father to obtain a posthumous diploma

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – A South Carolina student who was allegedly killed by her father will receive a posthumous diploma from her high school.

A seat will be reserved for Sha’Neal Brown, 18, and his name will be announced at the Eau Claire High School graduation ceremony.

School officials said Sha’Neal Brown also received an acceptance letter from Morris College.

The funeral of Sha’Neal Brown and his grandmother, Jessie Brown, 83, was held on Saturday, May 21, according to WIS.

Richland County School District 1 initially issued a statement Friday about a student who was allegedly killed by her father.

Hours after authorities announced the arrest of a man for stabbing and killing his mother and teenage daughter, school district officials announced the 18-year-old victim was a student at Eau Claire High School.

Neshunda Walters, director of Eau Claire, said the following about Sha’Neal Brown:

“Everyone knew her. She was a well-known, well-liked student and involved in many service and extracurricular activities. She helped in the school guidance office and the library, and she was a special assistant and mentor to our school social worker. She was also a member of our marching band dance team and a member of the Shamrockettes Girls Mentoring Group. Our hearts are truly broken.

Sheriff Leon Lott announced that Rafael Brown has been charged with two counts of murder.

He was incarcerated at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, where he remains.

The Lycée Eau Claire graduation ceremony will take place in early June.

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