MMSD offers additional support to Hamilton students after death of classmate

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MADISON, Wis. — Madison students are back to class after their holiday break today, but the transition may be especially difficult for students at Hamilton Middle school who recently lost a classmate in a helicopter crash.

Madisonian Amy Gannon and her 13-year-old daughter Jocelyn were on board a helicopter in Hawaii which crashed late December. Jocelyn was an 8th grader at Hamilton Middle School at the Madison Metropolitan School District.

The district opened the school up over winter break to provide counseling and a spokesperson tells News 3 Now they will also provide additional counseling to students and staff when school opens back up today.