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Vigil Honoring Recovering Perry Hall Shooting Victim Postponed

A candlelight service for Daniel Borowy, originally planned for either Aug. 31 or Sept. 1 at Perry Hall High School, has been postponed until he can attend.

Vigil Honoring Recovering Perry Hall Shooting Victim Postponed

A candlelight vigil honoring , the 17-year-old victim of a , has been postponed until further notice. It was originally planned for either Friday, Aug. 31 or Saturday, Sept. 1.

A group of local school officials, police commanders, elected officials and community members held a meeting at the high school on Thursday afternoon, where they decided to reschedule the event for when Borowy is well enough to attend, according to .

Borowy, a special needs student, was shot in the lower back, allegedly by 15-year-old , in the school cafeteria Monday morning, police said. He was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma and remained hospitalized into Thursday.

While family members believe Borowy is improving, Marks said, he may not be ready to attend an event at the school until October.

Borowy was first honored during a Monday night at St. Michael Lutheran Church. Students held another prayer service around Perry Hall High School's flag pole Tuesday morning, where many students wore homemade T-shirts that read "Pray for Daniel" and "Stay Strong Daniel." Signs in support of Borowy remained on the school's lawn into Thursday.

Support has also surfaced through multiple Facebook groups and potentially thousands of Twitter messages. A to get pop star Lady Gaga to visit Borowy pushed the hashtag #GagaVisitDaniel into a top trending slot on Tuesday.

Community groups, including the Perry Hall High Alumni Association and the Perry Hall High School Class of 1997, have also begun raising money for the victim's family. More information is available on www.perryhallgrads.com and the Facebook page.

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