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SHS Student Killed in ATV Accident

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SOMERS, N.Y. - A Somers High School student has died after being involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) today, Friday, June 15, according to Superintendent Raymond Blanch.

"Mid-day today, the student was involved in an ATV accident and passed away," Blanch said. "Out of respect for the family, we are not releasing the name of the child at this point in time."

School officials did not say whether the child was driving the vehicle, how the accident happened or what grade the student is in.

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"This tragic event has affected the entire Somers community and I want you to be informed so you will be able to discuss it with your child," Blanch said in an email to parents. "Grief counselors will be available at each school for any student in need of support."

Blanch offered his thoughts and prayers to the family.

Calls to state police were not immediately returned.

This is a developing story. Check back in for updates.

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