Mother of slain teen wants high school yearbook reprinted over controversial comments

DRACUT, Mass. — A mother in Dracut wants the Senior High School yearbook to be reprinted after comments were made by two students, calling for her son’s alleged killer to be freed.

Heidi Kimborowicz told Boston 25 News on Wednesday that she is still grieving the loss of her son Adrian, and cannot continue to heal until the school district corrects their mistake.

”There were two students who decided they wanted to put “Free Mello” in the yearbook, which means free the person who is accused of shooting my son and killing him,” she explained. “I was shocked. I felt numb. I was dumbfounded that somebody let that get through and nobody caught on through all the editing that’s supposed to go on from the yearbook.”

Christian LeMay, 18, known by friends as “Mello,” is who Lowell Police arrested in October, accused of shooting Adrian Kimborowicz on Sutherland Street.

On Monday, Heidi Kimborowicz said she and her late son’s friends gathered and held signs, calling for the school district to apologize and retract the comments.

An online petition was also circulating, demanding the 2021 yearbook be reprinted. By Wednesday afternoon, it had garnered nearly 1,500 signatures.

“The fact that Dracut doesn’t want to stand up, say ‘I’m really sorry let us fix this, let us remedy this,’ is just beyond me,” Heidi Kimborowicz said. “I want a Public apology, I don’t think that’s a lot to ask. And I would like the yearbook reprinted.”

Boston 25 News tried multiple times on Wednesday to get a response from Dracut Superintendent Steven Stone, but he did not reply to emails or phone calls.

Lemay remains on house arrest, charged with armed assault with intent to murder.

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