WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – The Wichita Falls Independent School District community is mourning the tragic loss of one of its students.
WFISD officials announced on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, just after 9:15 am, Jesiah Gardner, a senior at Hirschi High School, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
According to a post on the WFISD’s official Facebook page, Gardner was active in the Hirschi High School band, as well as the high school ROTC program.
“This tragic loss touches the hearts of many in our community,” WFISD officials said. “We will continue to work to support the family and respect their privacy while grieving.”
District officials said additional counselors will be on the Hirschi High School campus to assist fellow students and staff as they grieve the loss of Gardner and will remain available as long as needed.
“Please continue to keep Jesiah’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic loss,” WFISD officials said.
No further details regarding Gardner’s death have been released at this time. The funeral is not known at the moment.
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