When police identified a deceased victim of Michael Deffner to be former Norman North principal Bryan Young, tributes began to pour in online.
Prayers back home today to the Norman North family and the family of Mr. Young. Mr. Young, you will be missed. Great man and great leader— John Kolar (@john_kolar7) February 8, 2017
I have no words for what's happened at home. So all I can do is pray. RIP Mr. Young. Let's all love one another extra today.— Tia Williams (@tia_loni37) February 8, 2017
Hearing the news about Mr. Young broke my heart this morning— Cayder ?? (@caydenabigail) February 8, 2017
Prayers for my #NN friends and the Young family. Mr. Young was an incredible principle who touched so many lives.— Caryn Ross (@SuperSassyMama) February 8, 2017
My heart just broke into a million pieces. Thank you Mr. Young for being the best high school principal ?????? #rip— Rae Thorpe (@RaeThorpe) February 8, 2017
Everyone grab someones hand today and pray! Just a sad day for the Twolf family! Man...this world we live in. Rest in Peace Mr.Young! ????????— Josh Crutchfield (@king_crutch34) February 8, 2017
I am in such disbelief. Mr. Young will be deeply, deeply missed, prayers to his family..— grace (@graciehaworth_) February 8, 2017
hug a little tighter & love a little extra today...sending prayers to his family & our community. Mr. Young, you will be missed.— mik (@MikaylaLittle_) February 8, 2017
Norman Public Schools superintendent Dr. Joe Siano shared some words on Young.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bryan Young, a former principal at Norman North High School, who was a tremendous asset during his time in our district. Bryan was a respected colleague and friend and he will be remembered as a ferocious advocate for students. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the many people in our community who knew him.