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UPDATE: Abilene School Mourning Loss of Student

Todd PittengerSeptember 9, 2020

Students, teachers, and staff at a school in Abilene are mourning the loss of a classmate.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, 7-year-old Cecilia Graf was struck by a car while trying to board a school bus in the 1100 block of 2200 Avenue east of Abilene.

The bus was stopped facing west, and early signs indicate the bus had the appropriate emergency warning lights and signs activated.

A 2008 Ford Focus drive by a 15-year-old girl was headed east and struck the child.

Cecilia was transported to Memorial Hospital in Abilene where she died.

Cecilia was a 1st grade student at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Abilene. The school has activated its crisis plan, and a team of counselors are available.

An investigation into the accident is being conducted by the sheriff’s office and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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ORIGINAL: Students, teachers, and staff at a school in Abilene are mourning the loss of classmate.

The St. Andrew’s Catholic School family was notified Wednesday morning that a student died after being hit by a vehicle on her way to school.

Superintendent Geoff Andrews said in an announcement to parents a 1st grade student was hit while crossing a street to board a school bus. She was transported to Memorial Hospital in Abilene where she died.

The school has activated its crisis plan, and a team of counselors are available.

 

 

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