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Nationwide vigils honor nonbinary Oklahoma teen who died

Vigils took place across the nation for an Oklahoma teenager who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom in which the nonbinary student said they were a target of bullying.
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Hundreds of people hold up candles during a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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Madison Bowman attends a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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NATE BILLINGS/THE OKLAHOMAN VIA AP

People attend a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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Kody Macaulay holds a sign during a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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NATE BILLINGS/THE OKLAHOMAN VIA AP

A photograph of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, is projected during a candlelight service at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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NATE BILLINGS/THE OKLAHOMAN VIA AP

People listen at the start of a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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Bruce Lachniet holds a candle and a sign during a candlelight service for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom, at Point A Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Oklahoma City.
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OWASSO POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA AP

In this frame grab taken from body camera video provided by the Owasso, Okla., Police Department, an officer, hand at right, speaks to 16-year-old Nex Benedict, left, and their mother, Sue Benedict, at a hospital, Wednesday, Feb. 7. Sue says that Nex was knocked to the floor during a fight in a school bathroom earlier in the day. Nex died the following day.
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OWASSO POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA AP

In this image taken from video taken from a school security camera and provided by the Owasso Police Dept., Nex Benedict is seen walking out of the school with a security guard, Feb. 7, at Owasso High School in Owasso, Okla. A recently released police search warrant is revealing more details in the case of a Benedict, a nonbinary student, who died a day after a high school bathroom fight.
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SUE BENEDICT VIA AP

In this image provided Malia Pila, Nex Benedict poses outside the family's home in Owasso, Okla., in December 2023. A recently released police search warrant reveals more details in the case of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary Oklahoma student who died a day after a high school bathroom fight that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity.
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SUE BENEDICT VIA AP

In this image provided Malia Pila, Nex Benedict poses outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in December 2023. A recently released police search warrant reveals more details in the case of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary Oklahoma student who died a day after a high school bathroom fight that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity.

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