BREAKING NEWS>>> BENTON ELEMENTARY TEACHER DIES - STRUCK BY VEHICLE DURING CROSSING DUTY
• Teacher was on parking lot in the horseshoe pull-through for parent pick up, the bike racks and students who walk home.
(64850) — :::UPDATED INFORMATION::: Neosho Police Chief David Kennedy spoke with Joplin News First at the scene. He told us this investigation has just begun and will have information as soon as it is available.
Chief Kennedy also was kind enough to provide us the press release from the school district.
In part, Benton Elementary is dismissing classes the rest of the week. The Neosho School District will have a press conference tomorrow at 10:00AM. Counselors are available for staff and students.
In the prepared statement Neosho School Superintendent Dr. Jim Cummins, “This is a very tragic accident. I think we are all in a state of shock and want to make sure we do everything we can to support our team and students in this difficult time.”