Henderson middle school honors 1 October victim, former student by retiring jersey

HENDERSON, Nev. - The second youngest victim in the 1 October massacre was only 20 years old. On Wednesday, the Clark County School District honored Quinton Robbins, at his former middle school in Henderson.         

Robbins was a former student at Brown Junior High School where he played sports, and now his basketball jersey will now watch over this gym. The retired jersey is up next to the scoreboard in memory of player number three. 

Retiring the basketball jersey of a distinguished Brown Bears player, who even after graduating high school back in 2015, continued to show up as a dedicated volunteer. 

"It's emotional, you know," Joe Robbins, father of Quinton Robbins. "It's still, still very difficult."

Quinton, 20, died during the 1 October massacre. His father, Joe Robbins, says they're still in mourning and that the recognition they received from the school Wednesday is a step in helping them heal.

"To know that he's gone; I'm still unaware of that, really, in most situations. But yeah that helps us, that helps us move forward," Joe Robbins said.

Although Quinton's jersey has been retired, his younger brother plans to continue wearing the same number for the rest of the basketball season. 

"Overwhelming love and support for us and for my son; it's a proud moment for a parent to know that you, you raised your kid in a way people respect," said Joe Robbins.

The Robbins family plans to create a scholarship foundation that will help student-athletes.


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