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Ministry of Education: Death of Two Students
By Bahamas Ministry of Education
Sep 26, 2017 - 4:50:21 PM

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It is with profound sadness that we write to inform the public that one of our students, Eugene Woodside of Albury Sayle Primary School, was the unfortunate victim of a stray bullet from a shooting that occurred on Monday, September 25th.

We also regret to inform the public of the untimely passing of 16 year old Aaliyah Mackey of Stapledon School, who passed away in hospital earlier this morning.

It has been brought to our attention that both students were well loved and touched the lives of many. Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of our students and the wider Albury Sayle Primary School and the Stapledon School Community.

During this time, as the school communities process the tragic news and cope with grief, the Ministry of Education has activated its counseling and bereavement support services to the students, staff and families affected. Five additional school counselors have been deployed to Albury Sayle Primary School today to assist with grief counseling. Psychological services are also being offered for those students in need.

To the Albury Sayle and Stapledon family and community, once again we convey our deepest sympathy and profound condolences. We hope that time and the memories will lessen the burden of your sorrow, and that you may draw some measure of comfort knowing that others care and share in your loss.

May the souls of the dearly departed rest in eternal peace.

For more information regarding the grief counseling services provided by the Ministry of Education please contact Senior Education Officer Zoe Powell, at: 502-2700

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