FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High Principal Carolyn Banach announced the death of Joshua Casey, 17, a member of the Class of 2018 this morning, December 12.
Casey died unexpectedly on Monday, said the principal.
Framingham Police were at his Gregory Road home yesterday afternoon.
“We are deeply saddened as a school community and we express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Joshua,” said Banach in a message to students and parents this morning. An email went out to Framingham High parents.
“In addition to our grief over the loss Joshua, we are very sensitive to the effect this can have on our students. Adolescents, like adults, may begin to think about their own experiences with death. These feeling may focus on the person who has died, another person that has died in the past, an impending death or anxiety about death in general. Grief counseling services will be available in both Student Support Centers and the Academic Development Center. Please encourage your child to meet with one of our counselors if you believe it to be in their best interest. Information on resources and support is also attached,” wrote Banach, who also made reverse 9-1-1 calls to Framingham High parents.
“Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of our student. During this time as the Framingham High School Community processes the tragic news and copes with grief, please know that the district administration is working with school administration to support students, staff, and families,” said Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay in a statement. “This is a difficult time for everyone, but I know our students and staff will lean on each other as they fondly remember their classmate. Thank you in advance for your support of the Framingham High School Community.”