DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Fairborn High School student was killed in a vehicle crash today, the school announced.
Two other juveniles were injured in the crash and were hospitalized.
Following the student’s passing, Fairborn City Schools cancelled all evening and weekend activities, according to school officials.
Fairborn City Schools released a statement Friday afternoon, which reads, in part, quote:
“Naturally, our staff, students, and community are deeply affected by this tragedy.”
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a teen driver died in a crash between a Volkswagen Beetle and a dump truck just before noon Friday. The crash happened at the intersection of Dayton-Xenia Road and Trebein Road.
A support team of psychologists, counselors and personnel from Fairborn City Schools will be available on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The Fairborn High School Commons Area will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by a candlelight vigil.
In the statement, the school district reminded parents to look out for signs of grief the next few weeks. Your child may appear distracted, sleep and appetite my be disrupted, or you may notice emotions like irritability, anger, fear and anxiety.
The statement says, in part, quote:
“Give your child plenty of chances to talk with you about what has happened. Listening, in itself, can be very helpful.”
District officials said they will be providing information about counseling services and other support for students soon.