Dear Three Village Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I share that earlier this morning the district was informed that R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth grader Qamat Shah tragically passed away after an accident on an area roadway. We are extremely saddened to hear of this heartbreaking news and know that a sudden loss like this can have a profound effect on the entire school community.

Upon learning about this tragedy, the district immediately implemented its crisis intervention plan. Grief counselors are available to students and staff at each of our schools as needed. Any parent who has questions or concerns about how to navigate discussing this news with their child, can contact the main office at their child’s school for assistance. At the secondary level, support is also available via our junior high school guidance offices or the high school counseling center.

Please join me in extending our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the student’s family and friends during this difficult time.


Dr. Kevin Scanlon
Superintendent of Schools

Date Added: 3/3/2023