FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Statement of Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes in Regard to Sudden Death of a Student
TAUNTON — It it is with deep regret that Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes announces that a Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School student was killed last evening.
The student, a 14-year-old boy from Rehoboth in the Community Health program at the school, was killed in an apparent dog attack in Dighton, as reported by the authorities there.
This loss is sure to raise many questions, concerns and emotions from our entire school community, including students, faculty and staff.
B-P Regional Technical School has activated its Crisis Response Team, made up of counselors from in and around the district who are professionally trained to listen and assist students during times of need and grief. These service providers are also available to assist parents and families as well as employees during this difficult time.
“Any student who may need or want help or who is scared, confused or struggling to process this tragedy should know that that help is available,” Superintendent Magalhaes said. “We are saddened by this loss in our school community, and as we come together, our leadership team will make every effort to provide assistance to our students, families and fellow employees as needed.”
Anyone seeking assistance is asked to contact Pupil Services Administrator Melanie Shaw at 508-823-5151 ext. 115.
The name of the student has not been released publicly yet, and as such we are not releasing his name out of respect for the family and the authorities who have the duty to investigate the circumstances in Dighton.