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Williamsville Schools: two students pass away

Letter sent to parents in school district
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Posted at 11:40 PM, Mar 07, 2022

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Williamsville Central School District has told parents in the district that two students at Williamsville South High School have passed away.

7 News obtained a note sent from the district to parents Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Darren Brown-Hall says grief counselors and support staff will be available for students and staff all week.

On Tuesday morning, New York State Police announced 17-year-old Luke Malinich and 17-year-old Lauren Taggart were killed when the Jeep Cherokee Malinich was driving struck a tree off Delaware Road in Clarence. The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Monday.