VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Vigo County students are back to school today. It's the first day back since students at Terre Haute South Vigo High School lost one of their own.
William Garrett Sands was a student at South. That's why the Vigo County School Corporation will have extra support for students as they return from spring break.
The trauma loss team will be on-hand at Terre Haute South starting Tuesday. Grief counselors will be talking to students and staff.
They want to help them channel their grief in a healthy way.
“We want parents to know that they're there and we want them to be readily available to discuss these things,” said Dr. Tom Balitewicz with VCSC.
The support team includes pastors, mental health specialists and staff from other schools.