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Fordham Prep Offers Trained Grief Counselors After 2nd Student Train Death

Grand Central Terminal in chaos following hour-long delays that occurred after a Metro-North train struck and killed a Fordham Prep student on Monday.
Grand Central Terminal in chaos following hour-long delays that occurred after a Metro-North train struck and killed a Fordham Prep student on Monday. Photo Credit: Greg Daughtery

Fordham Prep is offering grief counseling for its students after one of its students was struck and killed by a Metro-North train for the second time in two weeks on Monday.

The 15-year-old boy was struck and killed at about 3:30 p.m. Monday by a train passing through the Botanical Garden station, near Fordham Prep's campus in the Bronx.

"The sudden and tragic death of a member of our sophomore class has deeply shocked and saddened the entire Fordham Prep community," Fordham Prep President, Rev. Christopher Devron, said in a statement. "We are in close contact with the young man’s family and have assured them that our prayers, sympathy and support are with them in their time of need.

"In order to support and care for our community during this difficult time, Fordham Prep will be providing trained experts and grief counselors to meet with students, faculty, staff and parents.

"We will also host a parent meeting at which specialists and members of the Prep’s Crisis Team will address their concerns and questions."

The other Fordham Prep student struck and killed by a train was a Sleepy Hollow resident who was also a male sophomore. He was 16 years old. That incident occurred on Jan. 18 at the Philipse Manor Train Station.

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