Edmonson Voice Staff
Local school officials are in shock after learning of the sudden unexpected death of Edmonson County Middle School Teacher Dwayne Clark in the early hours of Saturday morning. No further information of the incident is available at this time.
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Patrick Waddell said that Mr. Clark had been a teacher at ECMS for the past 3 years and had taught at South Edmonson Elementary for 12 years prior to that. "We're deeply saddened to hear the news that Mr. Clark has passed," Waddell said. "This is just very hard. He touched the lives of many students, staff, and community members."
ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty said much of the same. "We are all extremely saddened by Mr. Clark's passing," he said in a statement. "Along with district support, we are making plans to have additional counselors at school on Monday to help students and teachers deal with this tragedy."
Funeral arrangements have not been made. We will have updates as they become available.
"The entire community is in mourning because of this tragedy," added Mr. Waddell. "Not only was he a teacher here, but also my friend."