GENESEO – Geneseo Central Schools released a brief statement on the tragic passing of one of their students.
The statement is as follows:
On Thursday, September 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Claire Allen was struck and killed while running on Route 39 with a teammate during cross country practice.
Claire was a ninth grader who was amazingly bright and energetic. She was an incredibly kind and gentle friend to her classmates. She was involved in many activities in our school and community. This tragedy has deeply impacted us all.
We have counseling support readily available for all of our students and staff today and if needed throughout the weekend.
We ask the media for your consideration and respect for our students, staff and the Allen family as we cope with this tragedy.