Brother creates memorial after death of UNC student



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The brother of a Charlotte student who died while at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created a memorial for the teenager.

David Shannon’s brother painted rocks outside Myers Park High School and Carmel Middle School.

The 18-year-old was climbing a piece of machinery at a Carrboro Cement Plant when he fell and died Friday.

David Shannon graduated from high school in May. His brother, Stephen Shannon, said he had countless friends in Myers Park.

“I mean, he came in as a freshman and I was a senior and everyone was like, ‘Oh, you’re David Shannon’s brother?’ Not the other way around,” Stephen Shannon said. “You know, everyone knew David. Everyone loved David.”

Stephen Shannon said there are three scholarship funds set up in his brother’s name: one for UNC, one for Myers Park High School and one for their church.