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September 7, 2013

School mourns loss of student

NORMAN — Reagan Elementary students and faculty learned of the loss of one of their own on Tuesday. Third-grader Cadence Gordon died Monday after a car accident on State Highway 9 in east Norman.

Gordon was in the gifted and talented program at Reagan. She loved to swim, dance, sing and climb trees.

Reagan Elementary Principal Carol Burton sent home a letter with students Tuesday that explained the tragic event to students and parents and notified parents that counseling would be available for as long as it was appropriate and needed.

Shelly Hickman, NPS director of public information and community relations, said students and teachers had taken advantage of the offered counseling.

Parents and teachers have begun discussing a way to honor Gordon, but no plans have been confirmed at this time.

A Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m. today at the CrossPointe Church, 2601 24th Ave. SE.

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