School ready for aftermath of fatal accident
Students and teachers returning to Cibola High School today will be given the counseling they may need to cope with a Friday car accident that claimed three students.
Toni Badone, assistant superintendent of the Yuma Union High School District, said a Crisis Incident Stress Management team has been made available to Cibola and any additional schools that request it.
On Friday, Cibola students Miguel Angel Juarez, Aldo Glaviz and Diana Gil died after the vehicle they were riding in rolled over on Avenue C, near County 13th Street.
The names of the students, and photos, are on display at the McDonald's on Avenue B, where the trio worked.
The driver of the vehicle, Juan Lopez Ramirez, 19, also died. A fourth Cibola student, a female juvenile whose name was not available, was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition.
"We want to be there for (the students), but you never know what it is they will need," Badone said. "Some kids will need more than others. It's the same with staff."
In addition to the counseling, which will be available all week, the school will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cibola High School cafeteria to help family members pay for the funerals. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the school.
Louie Villalobos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6858.