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From HCS Superintendent Amie Marsh:

The incident that took the life of Christine Michael Friday night will forever change the lives of a great many people. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Michael family during this extremely difficult time, and we want to support and uplift them as they work through the pain that this tragedy has brought to their family. Christine was a promising student who had tremendous plans for her future. We are all deeply saddened by her passing and by the brilliant light that was extinguished Friday evening. Please keep her family in your thoughts.

In preparation for the return of students to our buildings on Monday, the Haywood County School’s leadership team spent the afternoon with local law enforcement agencies outlining safety procedures and an extensive plan of support which addresses both the safety of our students, faculty and staff, as well as a plan of support for the emotional needs they will have in the wake of this tragedy. Please be assured that our primary focus is student safety and support and that all agencies have worked together cooperatively to this end. I want to thank Mayor Rawls, the Brownsville Police Department, and the Haywood County Sheriff’s office for the expertise, support, and strategic planning they collaborated on with us to ensure a safe and supportive return for our students tomorrow morning.

We look forward to the return of our Tomcat family.





Amie Marsh
Haywood County Schools