" “We share our heartfelt condolences to the families of the students impacted by this tragedy,” said Superintendent, Dr. Derek Arrowood, Hamilton Heights School Corporation. “No one expects something like this to happen, and when it does, it leaves an entire community grieving. Please keep these families and our students in your thoughts and prayers.” "
While students were traveling to Hamilton Heights High School Jr./Sr. prom this evening, there was an accident in which two students lost their lives as a result of their injuries.
Upon learning of the tragedy, families of junior and senior high school students were notified of the accident, and a crisis support team of grief counselors and representatives from our local faith-based organizations were quickly assembled and available at the Elite Banquet Center in Kokomo and at the Hamilton Heights High School Media Center. They will be available this evening at the school until 11:00 p.m. All prom-related activities for the remainder of the evening are cancelled.
“We share our heartfelt condolences to the families of the students impacted by this tragedy,” said Superintendent, Dr. Derek Arrowood, Hamilton Heights School Corporation. “No one expects something like this to happen, and when it does, it leaves an entire community grieving. Please keep these families and our students in your thoughts and prayers.”
Students and families are encouraged to reach out to each other for support tonight or come to the HHHS Media Center this evening. We will provide more information tomorrow. We will continue standing by our students and staff to help them during this unexpected and difficult loss.
An investigation into this accident is currently underway by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. No other details are available at this time.