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Osborne Issues Statement to Students Regarding Tragedy

Maplewood/South Orange, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Brian Osborne has issued the following statement and invitation to students:

To the Columbia High School community:

A tragic accident has impacted several current and former students from the Columbia High School family.  We grieve the untimely death Tamir Harry and Kevin Noel, and the injuries of Rodney Lovius and Tashir Harry.

On behalf of the South Orange Maplewood School District, we offer our heart-felt sympathy to the families and friends of all four young men.

When tragedy strikes, it is important to come together as a community.  We therefore invite students to join us in the CHS Cafeteria on Wednesday August 14, 2013, from 5pm – 6:30pm to talk and explore ways to support each other and the families in this difficult time.

Brian G. Osborne, Ed. D.
Superintendent
South Orange Maplewood School District