He had heard about the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and about the shooting three weeks later of 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington at her high school in Birmingham, Alabama.
So when his middle school in Birmingham went on lockdown, Javon thought he might die. On loose-leaf paper, in pencil, he listed his possessions.
“I love you my whole Family you mean the most to me,” Javon wrote. “You gave me the clothes on my back, you fed me, and you were always by my side.”