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NBC Washington – A 17-year-old honor student is dead after an apparent home invasion in Kettering, Md.
Prince George’s County police responded to a report of gunshots at a home in the 100 block of Chartsey Street just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Once in the home, they found the body of Amber Stanley, who was shot and killed in her bed.
Neighbors remembered her as a quiet, dedicated student who had hoped to attend Harvard University. Stanley had just started her senior year at C.H. Flowers High School in Springdale, Md., where she was a member of the school’s science and technology program.
“She was a very affable young lady,” said Principal Gorman Brown. “Students loved her; teachers loved her. She was very active in our school community.”
Brown thought Stanley could have gone to any school she’d wanted and likely would have earned a scholarship.
“This young girl had a bright future ahead of her with dreams to pursue and goals to reach,” read a statement from Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Stanley’s 37-year-old sister and her small daughter, as well as a 17-year-old foster sister, were at home when the shooting happened.
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