2 students were killed

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  1. Ranchwife

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    Yesterday, I lost 2 of my former students in a car accident. There were three in the car, a brother (16), sister (21), and their cousin (15). The cousin and the sister were dead at the scene and the brother is in critical care with a head injury. They weren't drinking, just driving too fast on wet pavement. The brother and sister were closer than many friends and shared a bond that many of us only wish to have with a sibling. Her death will be so hard on him. The cousin that died, Wes, was one of those students who touch your life forever. He had a love of life and all people that was infectious. He would walk into a room and it would be a little brighter. He was always kind and was such a student leader. I will forever miss him and seeing him grow up to become a man. The world was his. My heart, head, and eyes hurt. Prayers for their families would be appreciated as they prepare for funerals and burials and a life without these two kids.
     
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    Hugs and prayers, to the families and your entire school family.
     
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    Oh Ranch...how awful!!! Prayers for all the families, your school family and your community. Prayers for the brother for his recovery. I just can't imagine....
     
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    Oh no... :(
     
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    My prayers are with them. What a tragedy! I am so sorry.
     
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    Oh, Ranchwife, how devastating. We are all so fragile...
     
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    Your community is in my thoughts.
     
  9. Ranchwife

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    Our community is so small with the schools at the heart of it. Our district encompasses the whole county so everyone is affected by these two deaths. It broke my heart when the superintendent called the whole district this morning (via phone messaging system) to tell everyone and offer counseling services (we're out of school this week for thanksgiving). He is friends with the family who lost their son and to hear the pain in his voice was almost more than I could handle. It has been about 20 years since we've lost a school aged child. This so sucks.
     
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    My prayers for their families. They must be so heart-stricken. :(
     
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    Awful news. Their families are in my thoughts.
     
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    You are all in my thoughts; what a terrible tragedy.
     
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    How horrible! Prayers for the family and community.
     
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    So sad. You and your community are in my prayers, Ranchwife.
     
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    :hugs: and prayers to your school community and families.
     
  16. Mrs. K.

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    So, so sorry for your loss.
     
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    I cannot even imagine such a loss. I am so sorry.
     
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    Prayers for all affected.

    No loss is ever easy but when you add sudden, young, related victims, and before a family oriented holiday, it just seems like it's even worse.

    Hug the whole county for me!
     
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    I am so sorry, prayers and hugs to your community.
     

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