The Susquehanna Valley School community mourns the loss of 7-year-old Connor Brown, a second grade student at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School. This young member of our Sabers family lost his life Sunday, March 19 after falling into the river behind his home on Stillwater Road, Conklin. Despite extensive rescue and resuscitation efforts, Connor could not be revived.
Our hearts are broken for the Brown family and their many friends throughout our district and beyond. Our district stands with the family and will do anything and everything we can to support them in this time of indescribable loss.
This young man had a lot of friends, teachers and staff that cared a great deal about him and his loss is going to be felt very deeply in our buildings. We have mobilized our Crisis Response Team – including grief counselors and social workers - to render whatever assistance is necessary to students and staff as they begin to come to terms with this tragedy. Our primary thoughts are with the family and with Connor’s friends and classmates, teachers and staff who've been part of his all-too-short life.
We're certainly asking everyone to continue to send their thoughts and prayers to this family.