Laurel School District mourning loss of a senior following Friday shooting

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LAUREL, Del. – Laurel School District issued a statement following the loss of one of their High School Seniors:

“Hello, Laurel Families. This is Dr. Larrimore.

As many of you are aware, yesterday, one of our LHS seniors, Corey Mumford, was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence.

On our return to school on Monday, we will be doing the following to ensure Corey’s friends and family members have the immediate support they are going to definitely need in the week ahead:

  • Mrs. Giles will be holding a “before school” standup faculty meeting to provide all LHS staff with guidance on how to assist distraught students
  • Delaware State Police Victim Services counselors will be available to students and staff
  • Laurel Ministerial leaders will be available to students and staff
  • LMHS Behavioral Health Coordinators and Guidance Counselors will be available to students and staff

Additionally, the Laurel Police Department will be assisting our Constable Officers this week to ensure the safety and tranquility of the school environment.

Corey had recently won the Blue-Gold Basketball All-Star Game MVP Award for leading his Gold Team to a 155-151 victory. He had planned on furthering his academics and basketball career by attending Dundalk Community College.

He is, indeed, gone far too soon. Let us all work together to stop the violence that ends lives and breaks hearts.”

The Laurel Police Department is investigating a homicide in the area, however, DSP has not confirmed that the two incidents are linked.

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