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Medford schools planning tribute to Krystle Campbell

Posted by Jarret Bencks  April 24, 2013 10:15 AM

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Michael Sanchez, 11, a sixth-grader at Saint Joseph School, watches the funeral of Boston Marathon bomb victim Krystie Campbell from the outside of Saint Joseph Church in Medford on Monday. Krystle Campbell used to walk Sanchez to school when he was in kindergarten and she was a day care worker.

Medford Public Schools are planning a tribute to Krystle Campbell, the Medford native who died in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Superintendent Roy Belson said.

Belson said he expected it would be presented near graduation or the end of the school year.

"We want to give her family a little bit of time first," he said.

Campbell, 29, most recently lived in Arlington, but grew up in Medford, graduating from Medford High School in 2001. Campbell was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford on Monday.

Like other Massachusetts public schools, Medford was on April vacation when the marathon bombings occurred. Belson said students generally seemed to be in a good state of mind when they reported to class Monday.

"Things have been very calm, I think youngsters are aware of it, but they are comforted by everything that's been done at the state level and local level," he said. "We weren't going to be intimidated by this behavior, life was going to go on."

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.


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