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Southport High School teacher dies after a fall while decorating homecoming floats

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 20:47:40-04

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- A teacher at Southport High School died after she fell while helping students and staff decorate homecoming floats, according Perry Township Schools' communications director.

Megan Woodward was an English teacher at the high school.

Woodward was helping with the floats last Thursday, the day before the school's homecoming, when the accident occurred.

Perry Township Schools released the following statement:

Perry Township Schools expresses its deepest condolences to the family and school community that so dearly love Southport High teacher Megan Woodward.

Megan was an amazing educator with a remarkable way of making everyone feel valued and important. She also had an extraordinary passion for students. The entire Perry Township Community mourns her loss and extends our sympathy to Southport High and the multitudes of people whose lives she touched.

Grief counseling is being made available to students and staff at Southport High School.

A moment of silence was observed Monday night at the Perry Township School Board meeting in Woodward's honor.

The accident is under investigation by Perry Township School police.

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