On June 10 we suffered a tragic accident which resulted in the death of a valued employee, Jim Headington. We are saddened by his death and we are very thankful that the 23 students who were injured were not seriously injured and that they were treated at the Yuma Regional Medical Center and released later that evening.
We wish to publicly thank the many agencies who responded, for their professional performance under extreme circumstances. These include the first responders — our Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies, the Quechan Tribal Police, the California Highway Patrol, Rural Metro, Yuma Regional Medical Center and all the supplemental emergency services including emergency medical support personnel and vehicles who came as far as from Brawley.
Your actions and presence provided proper care and your empathy with the injured students, the uninjured but frightened students, the concerned parents and staff kept the mishap from becoming a catastrophe.