Jan 4, 2010 10:25 PM by Steve Adamson
As students returned from their holiday break today, they learned the sad news that a classmate had died Saturday in a dirt bike accident. 14 year old Stetson Pahler, known as "Stevie" to his friends, was riding the dirt bike in Kern County when the accident occurred.
A young life taken away by an accident is never easy to handle. Counselors were made available for both the students and staff so that they could help them deal with the death of the freshman.
Templeton School District Superintendent Deborah Bowers said she knew that Pahler was well liked and very popular. She knew that it would be a hard day for students and staff alike. "When I went over to check on the staff and students at the high school this morning, both students and staff had taken advantage of the grief counseling set up. We're certainly available if they decide a little bit later that they need to take advantage of it."
Friends posted tributes about the loss of their classmate on a Facebook page, set up for putting their thoughts and memories of "Stevie" for others to see.
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