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Spotsylvania High mourns death of ninth grader

Spotsylvania High School freshman Shawn Michael Woodson II died this morning from injuries sustained in a traffic accident Saturday, the school announced.

Students are being given the opportunity to write notes to be shared with the family.

Crisis teams were at both Spotsylvania High and Post Oak Middle this morning to meet with any students or staff needing help coping with the loss, schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said. Shawn had a sibling attending Post Oak.

At Monday’s School Board meeting, member Ray Lora had asked the community to keep Shawn, 16, and his family in their prayers.

Shawn was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident about 4 p.m. Saturday at Partlow and Winding roads, Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Harvey reported earlier this week.