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Vigil held for Hillwood student who drowned at Percy Priest Lake

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Students and faculty at Hillwood High School gathered Friday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of 16-year-old classmate Kortae Hughes.

Hughes drowned Tuesday at Percy Priest Lake, where he had been swimming with friends near the Smith Springs Recreation Area.

Police classified the Hillwood sophomore's death as an accident.

Grief counselors have been at the school this week to work with faculty and staff.

Another vigil was held Friday at Morgan Park Recreational Center, and the teen's family plans to attend a vigil Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1711 Nassau St.

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