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Harrison High School adds extra support staff following deadly student involved crash

Two boys were killed after their car hit a tree Wednesday morning. A third boy was taken to the hospital for surgery.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 5:51 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 5:57 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Extra support staff will be on hand as students head to school Thursday at Harrison High School after a deadly crash involving some of their classmates.

Two boys were killed after their car hit a tree Wednesday morning. A third boy was taken to the hospital for surgery.

"First and foremost, our deepest condolences to those families of those three students," said Harrison High School Principal Cory Marshall. "We do have the counting staff and other community resources available for them to support and do what we can to help through what's a difficult time."

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office responded to a car crash at Lovetree Lane and County Road 100 North about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies said three teenage boys were inside the 2011 Nissan Altima when they hit a tree. Witnesses said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. When deputies arrived, two boys were inside the car and the other was outside.

Marshall said he wants to make sure adults are present at school to listen to the students and hear them out.

"Students will often want to talk and that's okay and they will do that with teachers and counselors," said Marshall. "Teachers are often that first line. Students rely on teachers. They are a constant. They are there everyday."

Deputies said alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash.

The teens will be publicly identified following an autopsy planned for Thursday.

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