District officials have confirmed that two Mounds View High School students are dead and one hospitalized after a crash this morning. It happened on Highway 96 and Country Road 10. Counseling support is being offered to students at the school. The District sent the letter below earlier this morning:
Dear Mounds View families,
It’s with great sadness that I need to share the news of a car accident involving students at Mounds View High School. This morning, a vehicle with three students was struck at the corner of Hwy 96 and 10. Ramsey County officials confirm two fatalities and one hospitalization. Out of respect for the families of the students involved, the names are being withheld at this time.
This morning, our District’s crisis team convened at Mounds View High School to discuss and process this news. Counselors who are trained in grief counseling have been available to support students today and will remain available as needed in the coming days.
This will be a very difficult time for our students, staff and community. We want to make sure that those affected by this tragedy feel supported in expressing or coping with their grief. As a result:
- Tonight’s athletic contests have been cancelled.
- Tonight’s previously scheduled Communication Night will be cancelled. Instead, counselors and support staff will be available for anyone in our community who wishes to gather at our school from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Commons.
- The School Board’s Feedback Forum on start times will be postponed to a later date. It was previously scheduled for tonight from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Highview Middle School.
Please know that as more information becomes available, we will share it with you. In the meantime, let’s always remember that each of us is an important member of this caring Mounds View High School community. As always, I’m available at 651-621-7103 or Jeffery.email@example.com.