Broken Arrow deals with losing a teacher and a student
Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) —
The City of Broken Arrow is facing the loss of a teacher and a student all in the same weekend.
Broken Arrow Public Schools have been providing counseling since the two deaths.
Jaymeson West died after he fell from the stadium on Friday night after the game. He was once a student at Oneta Ridge, where Shane Anderson had been teaching for 5 years. Anderson was shot and killed in a home invasion on Sunday. He was a geography teacher at Oneta Ridge.
“He was well loved by his students. He was a very enthusiastic teacher that had great passion and his kids knew it. He will be greatly missed,” said Mickey Reploggle, principal, who knew them both.
The mayor of Broken Arrow, Craig Thurmond says the community will come together.
“We have had some tragic things happen over the years. We just get through it, we are a strong community. We support each other. That is one thing we do here that is what sometimes sets us apart,” said Thurmond.