Rochester Public Schools announced it would host a prom substitute this year, basically consisting of “a modified grand march and picture opportunity." The Lillis family decided to branch out and hold an event of their own.
Alexander Weiss shot and killed 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim in 2018. Weiss was tried twice. Both trials concluded with hung juries, meaning the panels of 12 were unable to come to a consensus on Weiss’ guilt or innocence.