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Pulaski School District comes together after deadly crash

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PULASKI (WAOW) - After a deadly crash involving the Pulaski School District's two volleyball teams, the district is pulling together.

"We've got a crisis response team," said Milton Thompson, the district's superintendent.

This team went to work Tuesday, the night of the crash.

"By counselors going to the hospital for students who were in the accident starting to offer counseling services and encouragement and support to the families there," said Thompson.

The district's superintendent says this is crucial.

"It's important to have that because they feel a level of empathy and caring for their friends, for students they know, and to help them get through these types of circumstances is paramount," said Thompson.

He says it's not just the counselors coming together to help their students. Students are also supporting each other.

"That's the nature of this high school students do pull together you know in good times and in times like this," said Thompson.

Something that isn't out of the ordinary in this community.

"I got to tell you looking at the response and how we pulled together is something this area needs to be very, very proud of," said Thompson

This includes those who share a connection with those students involved like the freshman volleyball team.

"I saw some of my players and they seem to be very positive and very supportive of those involved," said Kimberly Uelmen, the school's freshman volleyball coach.

This district will continue to come together and support each other like a family.

"Our hearts go out to the families," said Thompson.

District officials won't confirm exactly how many students have used their counseling services, but they say they will continue to offer them for as long as their students need.
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