BROKEN ARROW -- The Broken Arrow restaurant community is giving back to an Oneta Ridge Middle School teacher who was shot and killed in October.
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“He had a lot of stories to tell," Oneta Ridge eighth grade student Noelle Scott said.
Eating and drinking over the thought of Mr. Shane Anderson.
“I knew him and wanted to be able to support his family and thought it was a cool thing to do," Scott said.
Scott was in a classroom just down the hall from Anderson.
“He liked to tease people a lot," Scott said.
The eighth grade student was shocked when she heard the news.
"For 10 minutes I just kind of sat there and thought what?” she said.
Tulsa police say the former seventh grade geography teacher was shot and killed by 16-year-old Deonte Green in front of his wife and children Oct. 1.
“You have to explain to them that it’s not a common thing and that some people in the world are just not good people," Noelle's mother Melissa Scott said.
Broken Arrow Chili’s manager Alisha Hunley was heartbroken by the loss. The popular chain offered 15 percent of Thursday's sales to the family.
“We are restaurants in this community and we’re a part of that community and I think it’s fantastic that we can do something like this," Hunley said.
Rib Crib also stepped up. They raised nearly $7,000 from Wednesday's profits.
“If any burden can be lifted off of her for two or three months, then that’s a good thing," Scott said.
As they get full and remember why they’re here, the thought of Shane Anderson was on minds throughout Broken Arrow Thursday night.
“A lot of tears and funny stories being shared," Scott said.
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