Georgia School Principal Dies in ‘Tragic Accident’
GILMER COUNTY, GA. – September 16, 2018 (wsbtv.com) According to an online news report from wsbtv.com, a school principal in Georgia died September 15 in what the school district describes as a “tragic accident.”*
Little information has been provided about the accident that took the life of Gilmer Middle School Principal Larry Walker. On September 16, the Gilmer County School District released the following statement:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts and many prayers that we make our community aware of the passing of beloved Gilmer Middle School Principal Larry Walker, following a tragic accident late yesterday [September 15]. We wake this morning deeply saddened and shocked. Our district is in the process of making arrangements for counselors and our local ministry to help our staff and students in this time of great sadness. The Gilmer Middle School Gym will be open today [September 16] at 2 p.m. with counselors and members of our local ministry available.”
It is not clear how long Walker was the principal at Gilmer Middle School. Walker’s bio on the middle school’s website says he was a native of Gilmer County and believed that “small town folks can do big time things.” He wrote that his commitment was to broaden the possibilities of all middle school students and to help them be the best that they could be. His bio goes on to say that he was the father of two children who were enrolled in Gilmer County Schools.
No additional information has not been released at this time regarding the accident or Walker’s passing.
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