Sixteen-year-old Bowe Cleveland was critically injured last week when a classmate opened fire at Taft Union High School in central California. Airlifted to a hospital in nearby Bakersfield, Cleveland was put in a medically induced coma following surgery to treat the injuries to his chest and abdomen, but has since been slowly awakened although he remains in critical condition. Known to his fellow students as a big fan of Spider-Man, Cleveland's classmates have taken to wearing Spidey shirts as a show of support for their friend while he recovers.

Also expressing his well wishes for Bowe's recovery is Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, who recorded a special video message for the injured teen. You can watch the 90-year-old writer's video after the cut.

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