Martin: Unexpected death of staff member causes closure of CMMS


MILL HALL – Students and staff at Central Mountain Middle School were evacuated Monday morning due to an “unforeseen emergency.” Keystone Central School District Superintendent Jacquelyn Martin, in a release, said the emergency was due to an unexpected death of a support staff member. State police were onsite with vehicles from its forensic and reconstruction units as an investigation into the incident is underway.

Martin’s full statement was released as follows:

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that there was an unexpected

death of one of our support staff members early this morning. The cause of death is currently under investigation by the PA State Police but it has been confirmed that there are no safety concerns for students, staff, or community members. My deepest sympathy

is extended to the family and our staff members.

All students and staff from the Central Mountain Middle School

are expected to utilize remote learning today on a two-hour delay schedule. Information for students can be located in Google Classroom. I will keep you posted on the status of learning for Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Counseling support is available for students and staff. Staff

members should contact the CMMS Counseling office at 570-893-4900 extension 2952. Students may also request grief counseling support at this LINK.

More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.”


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