Starting Monday, school won't be the same for many following the deaths of a long-time LISD educator and a high school freshman.
It's been a tragic Christmas break for the LISD community with the two deaths from separate car accidents. Joanna Dunn spent 25 years with LISD and died December 19th while undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered in a car accident and, most recently, 15-year-old Coronado student Skylar Futrell lost her life in a separate car accident.
Larry Hess, director of LISD Guidance and Counseling, says they're prepared to offer support for students and employees when school starts back Monday. "When something tragic like this occurs it obviously affects the family, loved ones and good friends that were close - there's also a loss in our LISD family that affects educators and students. There's the shock that's going on right now. They are turning to friends, family, church and other resources but it's not uncommon - especially for adolescents to turn to new years or other things to take mind off," said Hess.
Police are still investigating Sunday's accident that killed Futrell. The other two teens that were also in the wreck have been released from the hospital. Hess says he'll be visiting all the schools that have been affected by the loss this break once school starts back.
New on NewsChannel 11 at 10, we speak with a friend of Skylar Futrell's who says he should have been in the car that night.
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