Statement from Hamilton County School system
CHATTANOOGA (Hamilton County School System) – This is a release from the Hamilton County School System:
On Monday afternoon, Hamilton County Schools suffered the worst tragedy in recent history with the news of a fatal bus crash on Talley Road in Chattanooga.
Our hearts and prayers are with the families, friends, and loved ones within our school community that were affected by this terrible tragedy.
We mourn with the Woodmore Elementary School students and staff as they try to come to grips with this tragic incident.
In light of the horrific crash, we have decided to keep all Hamilton County Schools open today to help the community with the grieving process.
Additional grief counselors will be on hand to give aid and comfort to all students and staff.
“I understand if parents feel it necessary to keep their students home from Woodmore Elementary today,” said Dr. Kelly, “but want to once again remind everyone that extra trained personnel will be there to counsel and aid anyone seeking assistance in dealing with this horrible tragedy.”
Hamilton County Schools will provide additional support after today as its needed.
“Our next step as a school system in the coming days, weeks, and months is to work to heal as a community,” said Dr. Kelly.