School friends set up trib­ute

North Coast Weekender - - Front Page -

A ME­MO­RIAL for a “sweet girl, pre­cious boy and lov­ing mother” will be held at an El­len­brook oval on Fri­day to say good­bye to the mur­dered Petersen fam­ily mem­bers.

The me­mo­rial, Bal­loons for Bella, is planned for 8.15am at El­len­brook Sec­ondary Col­lege where the 15-year-old was a stu­dent.

The me­mo­rial will hon­our Bella (15), her mother Michelle (48) and brother Rua (8).

In a post on Face­book, com­mu­nity mem­bers were told to bring he­lium bal­loons to re­lease and flow­ers to lay in mem­ory.

Bal­loons for Bella has been or­gan­ised by friends of the teenager.

“Bring your bal­loons, any pho­tos and mem­o­ries you have and let’s say our good­byes to a lov­ing friend and fam­ily,” the post read.

Some mem­bers of the com­mu­nity en­cour­aged peo­ple to bring bub­bles and biodegrad­able bal­loons af­ter crit­i­cism on­line of the use of he­lium bal­loons

In a state­ment, the school’s P&C as­so­ci­a­tion said, “as a school com­mu­nity we are all in shock over this tragedy and are still com­ing to terms with it… we will sup­port the school in what­ever they de­cide is ap­pro­pri­ate.”

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