Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Kentucky State Police have launched particulars a couple of two-vehicle collision involving a Hart County Faculty bus on Friday, Jan. 6.

A treasured member of Barren County faculties died in that crash.

“We have been saddened to listen to that we misplaced one in every of our very personal,” mentioned Barren County Colleges District Counselor Chele Gillon. “Elementary music trainer Robin Rutledge was in a automobile accident, and she or he died because of her accidents to that accident.”

Gillon mentioned after listening to the information, the district jumped into motion.

“We have been in a position to get a letter collectively and ship a letter out electronically to the dad and mom and caregivers with assets on the way to speak to your baby about grief and what occurs after we lose any person to loss of life,” Gillon mentioned.

The district additionally labored to supply assist for college and college students inside Rutledge’s college, North Jackson Elementary.

“Now we have a district Disaster Intervention Staff,” Gillon mentioned. “Now we have college counselors at North Jackson Elementary, in addition to different college counselors in our district which are obtainable to return and to supply grief assist for our youngsters and likewise for workers.”

Relating to speaking with kids about loss of life and explaining the state of affairs, Gillion says, it’s important, to be sincere.

“It’s necessary to only be very actual with them as effectively. We don’t need to share too many particulars, as a result of little ones don’t must know all the particulars in conditions,” Gillon mentioned. “Simply letting them know the reality and be open to listening to what they must say about that.”

Gillion additionally mentioned she’s grateful for the outpouring of assist from the group.

“Now we have heard from districts throughout the state and we’re so grateful for that assist not solely simply right here regionally, however from regionally and statewide,” Gillon mentioned. “We can’t specific sufficient our gratitude for all of that right here in Barren County.”

North Jackson Elementary requested that the media not be on the property to assist the grieving course of.

The district says they’re engaged on plans for a memorial presently, however are ready to debate plans with Rutledge’s household earlier than continuing.

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