KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Reagan Class, 14, remains in the hospital on Friday after she and her mom were shot in their Northland home on the morning of Tuesday July, 7. If it weren’t for the gunman, Reagan would have started her freshman year at Staley High School. The Northland teen has missed a lot of big moments: her birthday, first day of high school and her first football game as a freshman.
Many of the students at Staley don’t even know her, but that didn’t matter. They say she’s a Staley Falcon and she’s already family. Since she couldn’t make the first football game of the season, her classmates and teachers dedicated it to her. Hundreds of classmates, parents and teachers wore teal t-shirts that read “Fight with Class.” The cheerleaders and marching band ditched their normal uniforms and wore the t-shirts instead.
The Falcons normally wear green and black, but on this Friday night they wore teal because it is Reagan’s favorite color.
So far, more than 1,000 ‘Fight with Class’ shirts have been sold.
When Reagan’s grandparents arrived at the game and saw all the teal, they broke down in tears.
“I've cried an awful lot. I'm doing it again. I can't believe. I can't believe how she's being supported by the community and her friends and the school,” said Patsy Class, Reagan’s grandmother.
Although she is still in the hospital, Reagan’s family says she is steadily improving every single day.
Meanwhile, her Staley classmates are looking forward to the day she comes to school.
"We're all here for you. We're all supporting you. Hope to meet you soon," Mackenzie Thomsen said.
"Get better soon and come out here and join the student section," Jacob Crisnfulli said.
"Feel better. This is for you. This whole game is dedicated to you. I hope you feel better and we all love you," Tori Larson said.