Days after tragedy, classes resume today at Worthington Kilbourne HS

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Days after a recent graduate was killed and several current students were injured in a car wreck near Toledo, classes will resume today at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

The crash involved members of the school’s water polo team, and resulted in the death of Courtney Fisher, 19.

Four students and a parent were hospitalized, with three reaming in critical condition, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the crash, tributes have poured in from around the state with many mourners leaving flowers and candles at the school’s spirit rock.

Earlier this week, Superintendent Trent Bowers submitted a blog post about the accident and the start of the school year.

“Our students will return to school on Wednesday of this week and while we’ve recently suffered a great tragedy, our professionals will rise-up and make certain that all 10,000 students who enter our doors receive a warm, kind, positive, and energetic start to their school year,” he wrote. “It’s O.K. to be positive.  We’re going to make sure this is an amazing school year in Worthington Schools.  There is light.  We’re WorthingtonStrong!”

Freshmen will report for classes today. Upperclassmen are scheduled to begin their school year tomorrow. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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