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West Fargo District Speaks Out About Student Deaths

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Five times in a little more than a month, tragedy has struck West Fargo high school. Thursday, the district spoke out on the losses. They say the school is in the initial stages of recovery thanks to the help from counselors and the community.


     Gone to soon. In a matter of just two months, 5 West Fargo high school students lose their lives. Forcing students to deal with feelings they may not be use to. "Each death was a heavy blow," says Dr. David Flowers, West Fargo School Superintendent. "Each tragedy created an opportunity to help us come together."

And officials are pulling out all the stops to help them cope.  The school was dealt a full deck when it comes to these deaths, trying to handle the situation inside the classroom and out.

Dr. Flowers: "People come out on social media saying stuff, and the frustration for the school district is we can't have a Facebook response."

They say their main focus has been on the students. To help with the coping process, the school sought support from NDSU, Sanford, anything to help the students move forward, but they know it will take time. They also say some students may have a harder time dealing with the deaths than others.

Dr. Flowers: "We worry about that... that the students who are struggling will struggle more."

The district says they'll do whatever it takes to help these students get through these hard times.

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