The following is a statement from Fair Haven Schools Superintendent Sean McNeil regarding today’s accident involving a Knollwood School student …
“Dear Fair Haven Families,
Thank you for your patience regarding information about the accident that took place today on Hance Road.
I am so sorry to confirm that one of our students was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike home after dismissing from school today.
While the nature of this student’s injuries are significant, our initial reports from the doctors are very positive and encouraging. Beyond this information, please join us in respecting the family’s privacy moving forward during this difficult time.
I will be sharing a follow-up message later this evening that will include resources and information to support you and your children in response to any emotional trauma that they may be experiencing.
Our crisis response team has been working this evening to ensure we have proper supports in place for any students who may find themselves upset at anytime tomorrow and in the coming days.
We have also individually contacted the families of students who we believe may have witnessed the accident to determine any additional support and attention they may need as a result of their traumatic experience. If you feel your child requires our support, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office tomorrow.
The family thanks you all for your thoughts and prayers.
I will be following up soon with additional information regarding supports.
Sean McNeil, Superintendent FH Schools”