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Classmates, friends and family are taking to social media to honor and remember Collin Crane as well as to cope as a community. But at Batavia High School, the school is prepared to deal with students’ feelings in a face-to-face interaction. 

“I think it’s important to hear what the kids have to say and just try to reflect on why we’re here,"Principal Shawn Clark. said. "A situation like this is difficult and it’s different for each student.”

The 17-year-old BHS senior was killed Saturday in a two-car crash in Stafford. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Batavia has regular counseling staff as well as district crisis counselors, but Clark says availability will be elevated for least the next week.

“When it comes to why we’re here – and that’s for the kids – we’re kind of there together to help with that process," Clark said. "We’ll have counseling available for kids this week certainly and beyond. It’s really based on what our kids need.”

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