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AHS Letter Regarding Stony Point Shooting
Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Subject: Dear Albemarle High School Families
Dear Albemarle High School Families:
Sadly, the Albemarle County police department announced today that four people lost their lives as the result of an incident that occurred in a house on Stony Point Road. Two of those people were Albemarle County public school students, including Lily Romando, a junior at Murray High School and a wonderful young lady well known to our own Albemarle high school community. Her brother, Andrew, an eighth grader at Sutherland, also died.
Very few details are available at this time. The police are moving forward with an investigation. They have described this as an isolated incident and have said there is no danger to the larger community.
It is impossible to adequately describe the loss of a young person to a school community that treasures the special gifts that each one of our students brings to the classroom every day. Lily, an outstanding photographer and artist, truly brought those gifts to us at AHS and to Murray. She was an unusually talented young lady. Both Lily and Andrew were excellent students, well-liked by their peers and actively engaged in the life of their schools. Our deepest sympathies are with their family and with all those who knew them.
To support our students at this difficult time, we have mobilized our crisis response plan. School counselors, psychologists and family specialists will be available to meet with students, teachers and staff. We recommend you take some time to allow your child to talk about their feelings or concerns. If you believe your child would benefit from further discussion with our counselors, please call the school at (434) 975-9300.
I know that all of us who knew Lily and Andrew are grateful for the brightness they brought into our lives. This is a difficult time and our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and loved ones.
Jay Thomas
This e-mail has been sent to you by ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at (434) 975-9300.
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