Crisis Response Team Helping Students Cope with Tragedy

Published 01/31 2014 08:29PM

Updated 01/31 2014 09:44PM

A day after the fire in Depoy, Kentucky, small signs of hope the community is staying strong together. The unthinkable deaths of eight children and their mother in a house fire has shocked families as far away as Texas.   

The Watson family's memorial fund is getting overwhelming support. Representatives from First Kentucky Bank and Old National Bank say they continue to get calls from people hoping to help the Watson family.

The father, Chad Watson, and his daughter, Kylie, are being treated in Nashville. Both are expected to recover.

Obviously this community will never be the same. Several members of the school's crisis response team are helping fellow students of these young victims cope with the tragedy.

"i dont think in a lifetime very many people who get to experience anything like this, "said Patty Williams. "But for some reason that is what was chosen for us, and we will do the best we can to support the family and help the community and our students get through it."

Parents with kids at the elementary school may have received a letter. The principal at Longest Elementary wants to make sure parents know how they can help their kids handle this difficult time. Counselors will be available for the next several days at all three schools where these children went.

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