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Brooks School System offers support after deadly crash

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QUITMAN, GA (WALB) -

The Brooks County School system is working to offer support to any student or staff member who needs it after three young athletes died and another was critically injured in a crash Tuesday morning.

Superintendent Owen Clemons and other county school officials were on hand at the Board of Education Tuesday afternoon. The media room was packed with dozens of community members mourning the losses of the young men.

Clemons says he personally knew each of these students and held them in very high regard. "It's going to take the entire community to get through this because it was such a great loss. Not only to the school system, but to the community. And these students were like children to all of the community," said Clemons.

Brooks County High School Principal Elena Ponder says she spoke with the students just this morning and still cannot believe what happened.

Brooks County school officials say grief counselors are available to any student or staff member who asks for them.

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