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He will go to heaven’

PUBLISHED: 16:07 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:48 25 August 2010

IT should have been a day of celebration as Year 11 students across the country enjoyed their last day of lessons before taking their GCSE exams.

IT should have been a day of celebration as Year 11 students across the country enjoyed their last day of lessons before taking their GCSE exams.

But for pupils at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive in Footscray Road, Eltham, Monday was a day of remembering their friend Jimmy Mizen, the popular student who was cruelly taken away from them in a brutal attack.

Students daubed messages of 'RIP Jimmy' on their white shirts above their names and dates of their time at the school.

Fifty pupils congregated outside the Three Cooks bakery in Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, where Jimmy was killed and tied their maroon and blue ties to the railings. Some left their blazers at the scene. Earlier on Monday, parents Margaret and Barry Mizen attended a special mass for their 16-year-old son at the school along with their eight other children.

After the service, Mrs Mizen, 55, said: "Jimmy was a saint. If anyone would go up to heaven then Jimmy would.

"I spoke to the children this morning to tell them to do their very best to get through the next few weeks in memory of Jimmy.

"The staff are wonderful and the children are wonderful and their hearts are breaking too."

Markus Ryan, headmaster of St Thomas More said: "Jimmy was a very well-liked, gentle student who always tried his best.

"Jimmy came from a loving, large Catholic family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and his family at this very sad time.

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