3 Benton, IL high school students killed in crash; Vienna High School showing support
BENTON, Ill. (KBSI) – Three teenagers died in a car crash Saturday in Franklin County.
The three students attended Benton Consolidated High School.
“This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students. Our attention goes to pulling together as a community and doing everything we can for the families and fellow students. BCHS has staff trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as these. There will be counselors and social workers available to meet with students as needed starting Monday morning. We will provide additional information concerning supports as they become available.”
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday at 8 p.m. at Tabor Field in Benton.
“They lost their loved ones in a car wreck; we are going to wear red or maroon to show support for them.”
“It really is, a very lonely thing, but the community that you live in, just the tiniest bit of support can really help them out.”
BCHS will run an altered early dismissal schedule on Monday, September 18.