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Local high school student dead in “off campus incident”

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Students and staff members of William T. Dwyer High School are mourning the loss of a fellow student after an off campus accident that occurred over the weekend.

Principal Corey Brooks released a recorded message to parents detailing the tragedy and asking them to monitor their children for any behavioral changes:

“Parents, please monitor your students’ behavior for any signs of distress related to this devastating accident,” Brooks said in his message. “Please do not hesitate to send any students to a counselor for help.”

The family of 17-year-old reported him missing on Sunday around 11:30 p.m. He was said to have last been seen hanging out with friends near Alternate A1A and Donald Ross Road.

After searching the area Jupiter police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office located the teen’s body in a water north of where he was last seen.

Brooks said grief counselors are available for both Dwyer High School students and staff members.