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Sad & Numb-My Student & Principal died
Old 05-30-2018, 04:36 PM
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My student (5 yrs old -would have been 6 yo next month) died in a house fire last night.

Her siblings in 4th & 5th grade are critically burned over 96% & 97 % of their bodies & another 2nd grade sibling is in the hospital.

I'm in disbelief. We have only been On Summer Break for 1 week. She was a sweet girl.


My principal (60 yrs old) died unexpectedly during the school day in November. I was on her leadership team & very close to her. She was a postive & fair principal.

I have been sadden & numb about my principal for the past 6 months now my student & her siblings.

I have been crying all day in bed.

Please pray & send positive thoughts for their families, me & my school family during this difficult time. Thanks.



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Your school has a lot to process
Old 05-30-2018, 04:39 PM
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I am so sorry to hear about your losses. Will the school provide counselors? I hope they will.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:41 PM
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Prayers donít seem adequate at ta time like this. I wish I could wrap my arms physically at round you.
But since I cannot I pray for peace and healing for you, this family, and your school community.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:44 PM
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Hideeho,

In November when our principal died, the district provide 20 counselors for 2 weeks for staff & students & longer if needed by individuals

We are now on Summer break -but the district will provide counselors if staff or parents request

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Old 05-30-2018, 04:46 PM
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That's a very good thing. (((hugs)))


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Old 05-30-2018, 05:00 PM
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Prayers for strength and comfort for you and everyone touched by your principalís loss and your studentís loss and her familyís injuries... may God bless and strengthen and hold up all those who are caring for your studentís family and may Godís grace comfort all whose hearts are hurting from the loss of your principal last November....
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:03 PM
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OMG, all this tragedy, I'm sorry. Please try to have as enjoyable and relaxing a summer as possible. I know it will be hard.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:04 PM
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Sending you a bug warm hug! So sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:07 PM
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Sending prayers to you and your school families.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:08 PM
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Iím so sorry. Too much sadness lately. Prayers. 🙏🏻


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Old 05-30-2018, 05:25 PM
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I am so, so sorry! I can't even imagine! (((BIG HUGS))) and loads of prayers for that family, you, and your school family.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:30 PM
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Sending prayers for you, the families, friends, and community.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:04 PM
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OMG. I don't think I could bear it. Prayers are with you.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:05 PM
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Oh my goodness, Iím so sorry and prayers said for all of you. That is a lot to process, be kind to yourself.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:18 PM
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I am so sorry. Peace be with you.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:23 PM
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Oh my goodness. This is just awful. I am so so sorry. Please know you and your school community are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be saying extra prayers for the little angels hurt tonight.

Please keep us posted on your progress and healing.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:29 PM
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I am so sorry for your losses. Sending prayers.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:35 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your community.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:38 PM
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I am truly so sorry. That poor family. Sending hugs and prayers for you, the family, and your school family.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:40 PM
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Prayers for you and your school family during this time....
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:49 PM
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Prayers said for comfort and strength.

(((HUGS))) to you,
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:59 PM
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Oh...such sadness. I am sorry that you have had so much grieving in one year. You will be in my prayers. (((hugs)))
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:00 PM
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I am so very sorry for your losses and that the girl's siblings are severely injured. Prayers abide for all of you at this extremely difficult time. (((HUGS)))

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Old 05-30-2018, 07:29 PM
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That's a lot to process. I'm so sorry for your losses. Sending prayers up for all of those impacted by this terrible fire.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:35 PM
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I'm so sorry for your losses. Thinking of you.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:51 PM
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I am so very sorry. I agree, hugs and prayers don't seem enough. Please let us know of any fundraiser for this precious family. Such a devastating loss.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:52 PM
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Can your staff come together to share in your grief? I am truly sorry for this tragedy.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:19 AM
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I'm sorry to hear this. I'm sending prayers your way.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:31 AM
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I am so sorry to hear of both sad losses. Prayers for peace for all. Please take good care of yourself- I'm glad there's help available for you.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:52 AM
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omg.. I'm so sorry, how horrible. I didn't read other responses so sorry if this is something someone else said. If you were in school, they would provide grief counselors. So, I think you should find a counselor to speak to since it can't be provided for you. This is awful and I understand your grief. I'm so sorry.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:02 AM
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I am so so sorry! How tragic for the whole school community! Praying for those families and the injured children especially!
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:46 AM
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My heart breaks for your student and her siblings. What a tragedy.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:38 AM
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It's so sad to know that a sweet child died in such a horrible accident. The passing of your student and the serious injuries of the siblings must leave an incredible sadness for your entire school family. I'm sorry for the grief that so many are experiencing. How very very tragic.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:10 PM
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I am sorry for the losses you have experienced. Sending prayers for you, the family and community.
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:43 PM
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We had a year like this in 2012 - we just crawled from crisis to crisis all year (major flooding in March, a staff death in June, two staff parents dying in July and August, a student dying in November). I'm still not sure how we got through the last month of school.

Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself to grieve. I'm thinking of you.
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