EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Good Evening East Brunswick School Community,

This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools. This evening our East Brunswick School Community suffered the tragic loss of one of our male, 8th grade Churchill Junior High School students in an accident on the frozen pond located at Civic Center Drive. Two other male Churchill students also fell through the ice but were able to self-rescue themselves.

Additional counseling support will be available throughout the day for both students and staff. Additionally, areas of support for students and staff have been established at all three of our secondary schools.

Please keep these students, their families, our first responders and the East Brunswick community in your thoughts tonight.