SHERBURNE – Former students, co-workers and friends of Keith Reed Jr., a high school principal at Sherburne-Earlville from 2005 to 2011, will gather tonight for a candlelight walk and vigil in honor of the slain educator, who was murdered at his Clymer home over the weekend.
Reed’s body was found by Clymer Sheriff’s deputies early Monday morning in the woods behind his Clymer-Sherman Road home with multiple gunshot wounds. He had last been seen on Friday and his death has been ruled a homicide by authorities. Since November of 2011, Reed had served as the superintendent of the Clymer Central School District, a small, rural community with a population of approximately 1,700 people.
The vigil and walk will be held at 7:45 p.m., convening at the S-E auditorium entrance located behind the school and following the district’s middle and high school Open House. The entire community is welcome to attend, said Sherburne-Earlville Superintendent Gayle Hellert, who added those wishing to participate should bring their own candles. The vigil will then proceed to the school’s main entrance, where students will be putting on a brief program in remembrance of the popular principal.