The Tyrone Area School District is continuing to grieve the loss of our student and extends our deepest sympathy to the family for their profound loss. We have received tremendous support from parents, the Tyrone community, mental health professionals and our neighboring schools. We are so appreciative of the many offers of assistance that we have received. It is truly amazing how individuals come together during tragedy to provide help and encouragement.
The Tyrone Area School District will continue to provide counseling and bereavement support to our students as needed in the coming weeks. The administration and staff embrace its responsibility to nurture our students’ social and emotional well-being. This is a difficult time for everyone, but I am confident that our school community will come together as we remember our student and classmate.
As our district continues to process the events that unfolded today and the tragic loss of one of our students, we want to provide resources for staff and family to help support you in addressing this crisis with our children. We will have counseling services available tomorrow for staff and students.
Message from the Superintendent:
This is Superintendent Cathy Harlow from the Tyrone Area School District. I want to inform you about a tragic incident that occurred early this morning involving one of our elementary students. The child, a second-grade student at Tyrone Elementary, was waiting at the bus stop and was apparently struck by a passing vehicle and fatally injured. The bus driver on route arrived at the stop discovering the situation, contacted 911 and remained at the scene until first responders arrived. The driver and district personnel are assisting the State Police in the gathering of details in this ongoing investigation
On-site counseling is being provided by district personnel and additional crisis resources for students who are aware of the situation as well as staff. We will share more information as we process through this tragic situation.
Our school community is truly grieved by this terrible loss. Please keep the family in in your thoughts and prayers.
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
If you see something, say something! The Safe School Helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that might affect safety at our school. You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.
- 800-418-6423 (800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359)
- TEXT: 66746, TIPS
- Download the free app
How YOU Can Help a Friend with a Mental Health Concern
- Take it seriously. Act NOW.
- Find a quiet, private place to talk to your friend.
- Tell him/her why you are concerned and what specific behaviors you’ve noticed.
- Talk in a calm, nonjudgmental, and caring way.
- Listen, don’t lecture.
- Encourage your friend to seek help.
- Prepare for all possible reactions. You may need to ask other people to assist you.
- Take care of yourself.
- Offer support, understanding, and encouragement.
- Never keep talk of suicide a secret. Tell a trusted adult (school nurse, school counselor, teacher, coach, parent, etc.).
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