Classes resumed on Tuesday morning at Burlington High School after two students were killed in a car crash in Walworth County over the holiday weekend.
Seventeen-year old Hunter Morby and 17-year old Jason Davis died on Sunday night after their vehicle hit a tree in Lyons Township and burst into flames. Both young men were students at Burlington High School.
Also in the vehicle and killed in the crash was 20-year old Landen Brown. He was a former Burlington High School student.
On Tuesday morning, additional counselors were brought in from neighboring school districts to help students cope.
"Our job as a district is to support our students, and our faculty who work with these students," said Peter Smet, Superintendent of the Burlington Area School District. "We're very blessed to have counselors from our neighboring school districts, Waterford, Elkhorn and Wilmot, here today."
"It's a great show of support that, as soon as they heard the news, they reached out to us and offered their resources," Smet said. "It's great to have this camaraderie of local school districts in the area."
There's also a gathering of students, parents, faculty and staff planned at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Burlington H.S. gymnasium.
Smet said the goal is to gather the community together and help those in pain cope with the grieving process.
"The loss of a group of individuals like this, it touches a lot of people in the community," the Superintendent said. "They were very nice young men. This was a real tragedy."
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