Dear New Richmond Families,
Earlier today, we received word of a tragic event resulting in the death of one of our New Richmond Middle School students. We are stunned and saddened by the loss of Ethan Cain. Ethan was loved by students and staff alike and his loss leaves a tremendous hole in the heart of our district and our community.
As time passes and more members of our community learn of this tragedy, there will be a mixture of emotions. Death is difficult to process and we all do so differently, but we will be steadfast in the support we show one another and the support we provide for our students in the upcoming days.
We ask you to keep Ethan’s sister, a recent New Richmond High School graduate, Samantha Cain in your thoughts as well. The entire New Richmond community is behind her in this fight.
The crisis team has been informed and we will have additional counselors on campus to help respond to the needs of both our staff and students.
Our deepest condolences go out to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific event. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we will have no further comment at this time.
New Richmond Superintendent