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Students Back At School After Stillwater Jr High Suicide
Students return to classes after 13-year-old Cade Poulos commits suicide in the hallway.
"It's a day to remember him and try to remember him when he was happy," said eighth grader, Kadie Sorenson.
Students say it is a somber day at Stillwater Jr. High. Something they are not used to.
" It used to be like people would tease people and mess around but today it's more serious," said Kadie.
Stillwater Public Schools Superintendant, Dr. Ann Craine, says of the nearly 800 students only 70 are absent today. Dr. Craine says the day started by teachers talking about what happened and answering questions students had.
"We're not pushing curriculum today. Today is about starting the healing process," she said.
The school brought in extra counselors from outside agencies to help students grieve.
"As students are needing to talk to a counselor they're getting a pass to do that and go to a special area and talk about their concerns."
Students wore green to school today. Cade's favorite color.
"It's just a big respect to him," said Kadie.
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012, 07:11 AM CDT
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Official: 2nd person killed by Oklahoma tornado
May 20, 2013 15:50 GMT
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park.
Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott on Monday identified the two people who are confirmed to have been killed during Sunday's storms as 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson. Both men were from Shawnee.
One of several tornadoes that touched down in parts of the nation's midsection on Sunday leveled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee.
It wasn't immediately clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.
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