We Lost A Teacher Today

@DWDavis (11147)
Pikeville, North Carolina
February 9, 2016 5:50pm CST
Truly dedicated teachers are a special breed. Today we here in my district suddenly found ourselves bereft of a dedicated second grade teacher. Though wheelchair bound, this gentleman gave his all for his students and was much loved by them and much respected and admired by his colleagues. This morning while on duty in the drop-off parking lot, Mr. K was struck by a day-care van bringing students to the school. First responders arrived quickly on the scene and Mr. K was transported to the hospital. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries and died. I cannot begin to imagine the feelings his students had upon receiving the news. The district immediately dispatched counselors to the school to talk with the kids, and any staff members who wanted or needed to. The school where this occurred is several miles from the school where I teach but news travels fast in our community. As fate would have it, I had bus lot duty this afternoon and one of my jobs was to stop and hold traffic while the buses pulled out of the lot onto the highway. Our assistant principal is always the other staff member doing this job. Today, he reminded me to be extra careful. I cautioned him to do the same. Please keep Mr. K's family and colleagues in your prayers.
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@allknowing (55160)
• India
10 Feb 16
Being a dedicated teacher yourself I can well understand your expressing your sadness of losing a dedicated teacher. May his soul rest in peace.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Feb 16
I feel sure that he was guided to his rest by angels. He'd certainly earned it, though such a shame it happened as it did.
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@allknowing (55160)
• India
10 Feb 16
@DWDavis That's what I thought too.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
Aww that is so sad I will dd Mr. K to my prayer list
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@JudyEv (97212)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
That is so sad. A good teacher would be sorely missed. I hope you will continue to be careful.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Feb 16
I have learned to be very careful, especially around the bus lot and car rider line.
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@amadeo (46297)
• United States
10 Feb 16
so sorry for the lost there.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Feb 16
Thank you. I did not know Mr K personally, but learning of his loss was still a shock.
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@jstory07 (57174)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Feb 16
That is so sad. I will pray for his family.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Feb 16
I know they are in need of all the prayers that can be offered. Thank you.
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@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
That is indeed tragic. It seems almost obscene to 'like' this discussion. I remember a ta her who passed away suddenly and unexpect Daly when my kids were young. The children never forget..prayers for all.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21320)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Such sad news.
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@Susan2015 (18323)
• United States
11 Feb 16
What awful news that is. That is so very sad.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Feb 16
He was a popular and well liked teacher. I just found out today that his wife is expecting their first child. My heart so goes out to her as I cannot imagine the pain she is going through right now.
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@Auntylou (4410)
• Oxford, England
10 Feb 16
That is such a shame. We need all the good teachers there are if the world is to improve
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Feb 16
I did not know him, but from what I know of him, he was very well liked by his students and fellow staff members.
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@LoriAMoore (9745)
• United States
11 Feb 16
Oh my goodness, that is so horrible.
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@Shavkat (44871)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
May he rest in peace. I am sure he is with our God! My condolence!
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@biikiki (207)
• Nyeri, Kenya
10 Feb 16
My condolence to Mr k family and all affected all in our prayers
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@Dena91 (3622)
• United States
10 Feb 16
prayers for his family and friends. so sorry for your loss
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10 Feb 16
That's such horrid news. Sudden deaths in school are tragic for all concerned. :(
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
10 Feb 16
I am so sorry, it is tragic to die like this, I can imagine the pain of the family.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
I am lifting up prayers for all who knew and loved him. May his memory live on in those who knew him. Do you think there will be any sort of special fund raised to care for his family and maybe to provide scholarships for children in his honor?
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@LeaPea2417 (14691)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Feb 16
I did read about that on Facebook. What an awful thing to happen , and for it to be in your school district, that is very sad. I pray for his family.