Riley Howell, a huge ’Star Wars’ fan who died saving his classmates during the UNC Charlotte school shooting, has been immortalized in the film franchise’s universe as a Jedi Master.

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In US news and current events today, UNCC shooting hero Riley Howell has been posthumously honored with the title of Jedi Master. During the UNC Charlotte shooting in April 2019, Howell tackled the gunman that threatened the North Carolina school. As a big Star Wars fan, this Riley Howell tribute is quite fitting.

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