Heartbroken students of Vanessa MacCormack, a second-grade teacher at William P. Connery Elementary School in Lynn who was murdered over the weekend, gathered for an assembly Monday and learned from the principal that the popular instructor had died.
“This morning, Principal Mary Dill notified students of Ms. MacCormack’s sudden death at a school-wide assembly,’’ Lynn Superintendent Catherine C. Latham said Monday in a statement. “Lynn Public Schools social workers and adjustment counselors are at the school to offer counseling. In addition, several other schools voluntarily sent support staff to Connery to provide coverage for any school staff that needed it.’’
She said school officials are continuing “to try to comprehend this seemingly incomprehensible tragedy, while providing as much support as possible to the students and staff at Connery Elementary School.’’