By Natalie Caula
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Meredith Buckendahl taught David Moultrie economics two years ago. She described him as a quiet student.
Teachers and students at Wando High School mourned the loss of the former student Thursday. The 20-year-old was killed outside a Mt. Pleasant Walmart Wednesday, stabbed to death.
"He was very motivated by a career he wanted to have in auto mechanics," Buckendahl said.
Buckendahl said she kept in touch with Moultrie, who worked at a nearby Walmart on Highway 17 North, the scene of his murder. She said he was liked by teachers and students.
"Quite a bit of friends, he was popular. They knew him as D.J. A lot of kids at school today were upset. So he maintained relationships with kids who were in school today," she said. "It's a community. The teachers here who all taught David are very upset and we have to continue to pull ourselves together after a situation like this. It's just hard."
Darius Green, 19, was detained by police on Wednesday. He was later charged with Moultrie's murder.
Court documents say Green confessed to police he killed Moultrie. He went before a bond court judge on Thursday, where his cousin was there in support.
"I came to see him to make sure he still had his head up and everything. Let him know he still has people supporting him and everything," Kenneth Cooke said. "The other family aint the only family who lost. Everybody's losing right now."
Police will not release a motive or specifics on the weapon used. The coroner's office will not release details about the stabbing. Mount Pleasant police officials say they don't want to make those details public, because it could hinder the investigation.
Green was denied bond by a judge because of the nature of the crime. Only a circuit court judge can set bond on a murder charge.