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Counselors brought into Billings schools help with loss of student

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 01:25:06-05

Billings school district officials say they're adding counselors for students and staff may need help after the recent death of a 17-year-old student.

Billings School District Two sent in a crisis team to help Wednesday morning to help cope with the death of Christine Croft.

Counselors from different schools form a team of about eight to 10 to help students and staff.

"Any time our schools experience a tragedy, student tragedy, staff tragedy something like that we have a crisis team within our school district that reaches out to that school and supports that administration supports the students supports the teachers for several days if need be, so they're very well trained and they do an excellent job of helping our schools," said Superintendent Greg Upham.

Croft died in a crash at the intersection of Virginia Lane and Rimrock Road on Tuesday.

Upham said counseling is also available to students taking online classes.