Fleming mourns death of Central Dauphin student, issues statement on investigation

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today made this statement after learning about the death of a Central Dauphin High School student.

“First, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Justin Johnson, a 16-year-old Central Dauphin High School student who died suddenly over the weekend,” Fleming said. “As the parent of two, I grieve along with the family for a life lost entirely too soon.

“My office has been contacted and made aware of a social media post that appears to show other teenagers chasing after Justin and using insensitive language during their pursuit. Bigotry has no place in our community and our commonwealth – a place created to welcome all those seeking safety from oppression.

“I am hopeful that the current extensive law enforcement investigation by multiple agencies working collaboratively will determine the facts of this tragic incident. Any additional information or inquiries about this case should be directed to the Lower Paxton Township Department of Public Safety at 717-657-5656.”