BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Raleigh County Board of Education has confirmed a teacher was found unresponsive in her Independence High School classroom Monday morning.
The school board announced early Monday the school, located in Coal City, would dismiss at 11:30 in the morning. Raleigh County Schools Superintendent David Price confirmed in a statement shortly after 1 p.m. Monday that a teacher had passed away at around 8:10 a.m.
“It’s a sad day for Raleigh County Schools and the Independence High School Family,” Price said. “This teacher will be greatly missed by all.”
Price also said the teacher died from a medical condition. Trained medical professionals and first responders acted immediately. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The teacher’s identity has not been released.
School counselors are available to provide grief counseling for students, parents and faculty.