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September 20, 2016


Newton County School System was notified that Daysean Green, a fourth-grade student at Rocky Plains Elementary School, was involved in the crash reported Monday afternoon at the intersection of Spring Valley Way and Highway 162. We were saddened to learn that he and two of his family members did not survive.  Daysean’s sister Sashie, a second-grade student at Rocky Plains Elementary School, was injured in the accident and transported to an Atlanta-area hospital for treatment.

Faculty and staff at Rocky Plains Elementary are grieving right now and we know that many students may also have difficulty receiving this news. Counselors are on hand to provide support to anyone emotionally affected and they will remain at the school as long as necessary. In addition, the school system is providing support to our transportation team, as they are also struggling as a result of yesterday’s tragic accident.

We extend our sincerest condolences and offer our support to Daysean’s family as we know they are in a state of shock and unbelievable grief.