Exclusive: ABC 13 speaks to Miranda Trump's teacher
ROANOKE CO., Va. (WSET) -- As Roanoke County Police Department continues to investigate the murders of three people on Bent Mountain, friends and family are mourning the loss of three young adults.
Wednesday morning 18-year-old Trevor Charles was arraigned on three charges of first degree murder as well as weapons charges.
He's accused of shooting and killing Brandon Dekle, Cole Kennedy and Miranda Trump.
Just days ago Trump graduated from Cave Spring High School.
Her marketing teacher Meredith Shuman smiled thinking of the young student.
"Miranda was every teacher's dream student. She, in the classroom was quiet, she was polite, did all her work, did a good job, but then she'd also engage with me, engage with the other students. She participated in class discussions. She was truly a model student," Shuman said.
Shuman says she is in shock over what happened, explaining "I don't think it's quite hit everyone but I do know Miranda was very loved and the one constant you see is everyone remembers her being like sweet and kind and so I think it's going to take a while for everyone to cope with it and understand it."
Shuman says during Trump's time at Cave Spring High School she was always smiling and was excited to learn.
"The last time I talked to her was maybe a week or two ago and she, just kind of in passing, she seemed really excited for the future," said Shuman.
Details are still limited, but police say they got a lead sending them to a house in the 9200 block of Bent Mountain Road early Tuesday morning. That is where they found the tree. All had been shot.
Police haven't yet said how they knew their accused killer, or what led to the shooting.
The three all worked at Bent Mountain Bistro.
The restaurant issued a statement which says, in part, that they loved the three like they were their own children.