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South Spencer students wear blue to honor teen killed in accident

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Students at South Spencer High School are grieving the loss of a classmate killed in a traffic accident Tuesday outside of the school. 

Inside South Spencer High School, many students and staff wore blue, a school color as a show of support and solidarity in light of this tragedy.

It's a way for them to come together after the loss of 18-year-old Jacob Hamilton, the senior who was hit and killed on his way home from school on Tuesday.

"We're a close community here and we've lost one of our own students. There's really no words to describe it," said Candis Haskell, the Superintendent of South Spencer schools. 

Haskell said the day started with a faculty meeting at the high school to talk about how to deal with things. Their main concern, she says, are the students and how to help them. 

Counselors were made available to any student or staff member at any school in the corporation who needed them.

And the blue many donned, Haskell said that showed the bond inside the building.

"They cared about Jacob. He was one of theirs, and when you're in a small school like this, it's like you're a family and they lost part of their family. Just plain and simple," Haskell said.

The superintendent told 14 News that the end of the school day brought about a time of reassessment to see where they should go from here.

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