My 26 year old daughter is a school counselor at a middle school in Springfield Ma, this is her first year in the job. Last Friday, 15 minutes before the last bell of the day and the start of school vacation, a 12 year old student of hers drown in the school pool during swimming class. As the counselor she was present for the rescue and resuscitation attempts and then at the hospital, and press conference. Since this tragic event she and other counselors have been at the school dealing with the grief of the students and staff. She too is stricken by what she had to do on that sad day and along with all others who were pool side will soon be undergoing counseling. There are no answers as to how or why at this point, all that is for sure is a little boy who turned 12 last Monday lost his life Friday afternoon. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers along with all of those who are left to pick up the pieces of this tragedy. He was a sixth grade student at the Kiley Middle School in Springfield Ma., his name has not be released or I would be more personal. I am proud to see what a person my daughter has become, but sad that I can only offer her comfort by listening and offering a shoulder. This is a picture my daughter took of Marlon on Thursday afternoon in her office, she managed to get it to his family. Sadly it is the last picture of this nice boy.http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... d_for.html
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