SHERIDAN, WY— A Student that was involved in an accident with a school bus in front of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School on Monday has passed away.

In a letter to the community from Sheridan County School District Superintendent Craig Dougherty, the school district announced the death.

According to Dougherty, the student’s grandparents asked the school district to express their sincere gratitude with the school and community for the outpouring of support.

Dougherty added in his letter that School Counselors and Psychologists will be on-hand at Woodland Park and Coffeen Elementary schools, as well as at the district’s transportation department.

Read the full letter from Dougherty below:

“We were deeply saddened to learn that our student, involved in Monday’s school bus accident, has passed away. Our district is devastated, and we are doing everything we can to support her family through this tragedy.

Through communication with the family, the student’s grandparents asked that we share their sincere gratitude with the school and community for the outpouring of support. We’ve been communicating with our Woodland Park and Henry A. Coffeen Elementary families, ensuring they have the opportunity to share this news at home with their children, prior to us sharing it at school.

With the guidance of professionals we will visit with our students, one classroom at a time, to answer questions and talk about how they’re feeling. Additional counselors and school psychologists are on hand at Woodland Park, Henry A. Coffeen, and our Transportation department to spend time with students and staff who need extra help.

Every student and staff member knows that our team will remain available in the coming weeks to work with anyone who needs support.

This is a very difficult time for their family, as well as for our staff, students and community. Please keep this grieving family and others impacted by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.”

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