Lee County mourns drowned educator

Lee County mourns drowned educator
Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller
Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Co-workers come together to memorialize a Middle School Assistant Principal who drowned Saturday night. The police investigation into the drowning death of 33-year-old Dr. Kimberly Robinson continues. The findings of the autopsy have not been released.

Dougherty County Police say so far they have no evidence of any foul play in the drowning death of Kimberly Robinson, but their investigation is ongoing.

Dozens of members of the Lee County School System joined hands in prayer in a private ceremony this morning at the Middle School West. Most of them admitted the drowning death of Assistant Principal Kimberly Robinson was still a shock.

Lee Co. School Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller said "Dr. Robinson meant a lot to a lot of people. She was a great leader.  Excelled in what she did.  And she is going to be missed.  She touched a lot of lives. The faculty and staff of Lee County Schools are upset and devastated by the tragic loss."

Police say just after 11 Saturday night Robinson was missed by family members at her home on River Pointe Drive. When they turned the lights on, they discovered her in the pool.

Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick said "We don't have any reason to believe that there was any kind of foul play involved in the drowning aspect.  We are just trying to determine what was going on now at the time of the drowning."

Robinson was a Lee County High graduate, who taught at the Middle School and became Assistant Principal four years ago, dealing with instruction.

Miller said, "Especially cared about the students who struggled.  And she wanted to help them.  That's one of the many qualities that made her the great person she was."

Lee County Schools had grief counselors on hand today to help Robin son's co-workers, and will again be available for students when school begins in a little more than two weeks.

Robinson's family has not finalized funeral plans yet, and asked that the community give them time to grieve.

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