Streetsboro High School senior dies, district confirms

Streetsboro City Schools Superintendent R. Michael Daulbaugh confirmed the death of one of...
Streetsboro City Schools Superintendent R. Michael Daulbaugh confirmed the death of one of their high school students on Sunday.(Kelly Kennedy)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 4:21 PM EST
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STREETSBORO, Ohio (WOIO) - Streetsboro City Schools Superintendent R. Michael Daulbaugh confirmed the death of one of their high school students on Sunday.

The district confirmed the student is James Woods, a senior, and counseling will be made available to students, according to an update on the district’s website.

James was a runner for the school’s cross country team, according to a post from the team’s Twitter page.

Daulbaugh issued the following statement on the tragic passing:

I am reaching out this morning with the heartbreaking news of the tragic passing of one of our students, Senior James Woods. Streetsboro Schools offer sincere condolences to the family during this time, and after speaking with them, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family. Streetsboro High School, with the help of the Portage County Crisis team, will have additional counseling available for all students tomorrow on-site. For those students who are currently at Disney with the SHS Marching Band, virtual counseling will be made available. Times like these highlight the importance of standing with each other and providing support. We encourage the students to take advantage of the services being offered at the school to help process this unexpected tragedy.

Look for an email from us soon that shares additional information about our Crisis Intervention team and how to support your child during this difficult time.

R. Michael Daulbaugh

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