LAGRANGE, Ohio — A community is reeling from the death of a high school senior just days before graduation.
The halls were quiet at Keystone High School in LaGrange Wednesday.
“Usually at this time of year, there is joy and anticipation. I didn’t see any of that today,” said teacher Phil Tuttle.
That’s because students and the community are mourning the death of Logan Stiner, 18, who died of natural causes at home Tuesday.
“The death is currently under investigation. But foul play has been ruled out,” said Chief Chad Duensing, with the LaGrange Police Department.
“We sent out an email yesterday on our distribution list,” said Supt. Jay Arbaugh.
Meantime, grief counselors were on hand at the high school Wednesday.
“It’s somber. People are trying to support each other and get through the day. We have a crisis team in place today and for the rest of the week. It’s rough,” said Arbaugh.
“He was a real smart kid. Top five in his class,” added Tuttle.
Teachers said Logan was prom king and a state qualifier for wrestling.
Stiner was set to graduate Friday and then head to the University of Toledo with his girlfriend.
“We plan on having a moment of silence. But we do want to make sure that it is still a joyful time for students who are achieving graduation. But we are definitely not going to forget Logan as part of the ceremony,” said Principal Franco Gallo.
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