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Statement on Christopher J. Morgan (Class of 2015)

The staff, students, administration and Board of Education grieve today with the rest of the West Orange community in learning the news of the untimely passing of one of our Mountaineer Alumni, Christopher Morgan, Class of 2015. Cadet Morgan was a senior at the U.S. Military West Point Academy and was fatally injured during a training exercise in which a troop vehicle rolled over. Chris represented the very best of West Orange and our country, and his family continue to be foundational members of our community. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students. The West Orange Public School District has counselors and professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. We encourage all members of our community to utilize these resources as needed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Morgan family. We are with you. We are West Orange.