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More counselors brought in to help students deal with tragedy

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WAPATO, Wash.-- The Wapato School District brought in counselors Monday to help students deal with a tragedy.

An 11-year-old boy was killed on Friday when he was crossing the road to at his bus stop and he was struck by a car.

Other students watched as the driver left the scene.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

Monday, the school district brought counselors from the Education Service District and outside services to help students cope.

They say parents should keep an eye on their child's behavior.

"It is very important because if they don't have that avenue to talk with somebody or express themselves with what they see, feel, or hear is going on than they tend to kind of harbor those emotions," said Nancy Dabney, a counselor at Wapato Middle School.

Parents should look for a change in eating habits, sleeping patterns, and general attitudes.

Dabney says several students have taken advantage of the services.

 

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