ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Schools across the North Carolina mountains are honoring local hero Riley Howell by wearing and selling bracelets.
Students in Asheville are selling bracelets to raise money for the newly formed "Riley Howell Foundation."
Howell died tackling the gunman during the shooting on the University of North Carolina Charlotte's campus in April.
Students at his old high school wore the bracelets with Riley's favorite saying "Fear less, do more," written on his mother's favorite color.
"We wanted to give the family, show them that we appreciate everything they've done for our community, and the sacrifice that Riley made," school resource officer Deputy Wes Anderson said.
Riley’s family and girlfriend set up the foundation to help victims of gun violence and their families.
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