Liberty High School made counselors available Tuesday for classmates of Jake Wehmeyer, who was killed, allegedly by a friend high on mushrooms, when a car ran over him before crashing into his house.
“It is with great sadness that I must share the passing of one of our current students,” Liberty High Principal April Adams wrote in a letter sent to parents Monday. “Over the weekend, Jake Wehmeyer was tragically killed. Jake was to be a senior this fall at Liberty High School.”
The high school made counselors available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students who needed extra support.
“Please keep all involved in your thoughts during this difficult time,” she wrote.
The 17-year-old Wehmeyer was killed when a fight among friends broke out early Sunday during a party at his home in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in Kansas City, North.
Jacob David Mustoe, 17, has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter. He allegedly told police that he was under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms at the time.
According to police: After an argument and physical altercation, Mustoe got in his car and accelerated toward the house. Mustoe saw Wehmeyer trying to get him to slow down and stop, but it was too late. Mustoe hit Wehmeyer and crashed into a garage door.
Services will be held at Briarcliff Church at 800 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City, North, according to his obituary in the The Star Tuesday.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Wehmeyer, who had a great sense of humor, was described as a beautiful spirit and a loving son, brother, nephew and grandson. He loved sports, including basketball and snow skiing. He aspired to be a U.S. Marine.
He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Jamie Wehmeyer, and brother Zane Wehmeyer, as well as other relatives.