VIDEO: Kelowna Senior Secondary Mourns

The death of three Kelowna Secondary School students, all of whom will graduate, has left the school community hard to contend with.

The students were killed shortly after midnight in a single vehicle car accident on Gordon Drive.

A school worker is the mother of one of two girls who died in the crash.

All three graduates should graduate in the coming weeks.

“The students and staff are in shock,” said Kevin Kaardal, principal. “All the stages of grief you get. And then they come together to try to support each other. “

The school district was briefed earlier this morning and sent a crisis response team to the school to help.

“And they provide support and advice to students and staff as they begin to process the grief they experience as a result of this tragedy,” Kaardal said.

“Our thoughts go first with the families of the students involved in the accident. Our hearts are with them, compassion and whatever we can to help them through this tragedy, we will do.”

Contacted at the school, Principal Troy White referred the headmaster for comment and stated that he should now concentrate fully on the staff and the students.

The superintendent said that was his idea.

“We just want to make sure we give the families time and space to mourn,” said Kaardal.

“And we want to make sure that our community pulls together and survives when it comes to a very difficult year.”

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