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Streetsboro High School senior has died, superintendent confirms

The student was identified as James Woods, a member of the Rockets' cross country and track teams.

STREETSBORO, Ohio — Streetsboro City Schools Superintendent R. Michael Daulbaugh released a statement Sunday evening announcing that a student at Streetsboro High School has tragically died.

The student was identified by Daulbaugh as senior James Woods. No information has been released as to the cause of Woods' death.

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In the statement, Daulbaugh said he has spoken to James' family and that they are asking that their privacy be respected at this time. The Portage County Crisis team will be on school grounds to provide counseling for all students on Monday, November 21.

R. Michael Daulbaugh's statement can be read below:

"I am reaching out this morning with the heartbreaking news of the tragic passing of one of our students, Senior James Woods.

"Streetsboro Schools offer sincere condolences to the family during this time, and after speaking with them, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family.

"Streetsboro High School, with the help of the Portage County Crisis team, will have additional counseling available for all students tomorrow on-site.

"For those students who are currently at Disney with the SHS Marching Band, virtual counseling will be made available.

"Times like these highlight the importance of standing with each other and providing support. We encourage the students to take advantage of the services being offered at the school to help process this unexpected tragedy.

"Look for an email from us soon that shares additional information about our Crisis Intervention team and how to support your child during this difficult time."

Woods was also a member of Streetsboro's cross country and track teams, which paid tribute in separate posts Sunday afternoon. There is also a fundraiser to help James' family.

We learned of the loss of one of our runners, Senior James Woods. The team and community offers their condolences to the Woods Family in this difficult time. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Streetsboro Rockets XC on Sunday, November 20, 2022

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