TULSA, Okla. - A teen gunned down in a case of mistaken identity is remembered by her classmates.
Kayla Ferrante was shot and killed the night after graduating from Memorial High School last May.
This morning, Kayla's birthday, a permanent memorial was dedicated at the school.
Roxanne Thornton, Kayla's mother, tells KRMG that she is happy to see the memorial. Thornton says, "This display case will still be here to help promote Kayla's passion which was helping those with special needs."
In November, the Crime Commission presented a check for $10,000 to Memorial High School’s Special Needs program in honor of Kayla.
Memorial dedicated part of the funds for a display case honoring Kayla and the high school’s other outstanding Peer Tutors who work with special needs students.
“Kayla had a profound impact in the lives of our students,” said Janet Parker, Memorial special education teacher. “We chose to honor her memory in this way, to promote a cause that was dear to her heart.”