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Swain County Teen Death

Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 04:26 PM EDT
Students and faculty at Swain County High School are mourning the third student death in a month.

The body of the ninth grader was found sometime on Tuesday.
His name has not been released.

A school spokesman says details about the teen's death are limited, and family members are still being notified.

On March 11th, 19-year-old Tyler Bowman, a 2012 graduate, died in an ATV accident.

Two-days later, 16-year-old Nate Southards, a junior, died.
Steve Claxton, Swain County Schools, "we lost one on Saturday, one on Monday, two and a half weeks we lose another.  Each time it actually seems to get a little harder. Everyone is in disbelief."

Claxton says grief counselors will be available for students and staff for the next few days.

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