U.P. MARLBORO (Maryland) – At an Upper Marlboro high school, a group of school psychologists and counselors are assisting kids who are grieving the deaths of two classmates who occurred within the past week.
Cayliy Haygood, 18, was slain in a car accident on her way to Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School on Tuesday, and Michael Nwaulu, a 12th grader there, was shot and killed last Thursday, both of which have shaken the town.
Principal Taryn Washington assured parents in a letter that they could always reach out for help if they needed it.
Around 8:40 p.m. on March 2 in the 9600 block of Parkstone Drive, Nwaulu and another youngster were shot. The condition of the second victim has not improved. Nwaulu passed away at the hospital.
The school community will remember Nwaulu for his “easygoing and carefree nature,” as Washington put it in a letter home. Authorities have been tight-lipped about the murder investigation. According to them, the search for perpetrators continues.
On Tuesday morning, less than a mile from campus, 18-year-old Cayliy Haygood was killed in a car accident. Ritchie Marlboro Road, close to Marlboro Pointe Drive, is where the car she was in with her boyfriend collided with a landscaping trailer.
Their Ex-boyfriend admits he was driving and is still in the hospital. Haygood was pronounced dead at the hospital.
These are some of Washington’s recommendations for dealing with loss:
Please talk to your kid about the problem and explain it to them in terms they can grasp. It’s crucial to give your kid your undivided attention and show them you get what they’re going through by listening to them out.
Extend your expressions of love with extra hugs and other forms of physical touch.
Spend more one-on-one time with your kid. Try to plan activities like games, talks, and outings to share with them. Pay close attention to your kid.
Inspire your kid to talk about how they feel.
Make a card, send a note, or sketch something for them.
Even though children typically say, “I’m fine,” it’s important to ask them how they’re handling the situation. Even if your child isn’t talking about or showing their emotions right now, the fact that you inquire will likely mean a lot to them.
The causes of both the gunshot and the collision have yet to be determined.