NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) - New Hope High school is grieving after losing one of their students in a car accident over the weekend.
Antaves Rotalren Petty, 16, died Saturday night in a car accident. He was a sophomore at New Hope High School.
The school had extra counselors and pastors on campus Monday to help students who needed it.
Petty played football for the New Hope Trojans. The team held a meeting to address the situation and offer help to players grieving.
Assistant Principal Sammy Smith said students and faculty were in shock.
"He was very well liked and well known," said Smith. "In general he was a great person."
The school will hold a candle light vigil and balloon release in Petty's honor Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. on the school's practice field.
Funeral services for Petty are set for Saturday at 12:00 p.m. inside the New Hope High School gym.