Counselors available as school community grieves Dylan Levesque

May 17, 2023

MIDDLEBORO — Counseling teams will be available in the school system as the community grieves the loss of freshman Dylan Levesque, who died Tuesday following an accident Sunday.

“This unforeseen event has left us all shocked and saddened.,’’ Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Lyons wrote in a message to the school community. “Dylan was a vibrant and beloved member of our school community, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him.’’

She encouraged the school community to support one another. “Grief affects everyone differently, and it is crucial that we provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students to process their emotions,’’ she wrote.

Both individual and group counseling sessions will be available where students and staff “can freely express their feelings and receive guidance in navigating their grief. We will have additional grief counseling staff at the high school to work with anyone who is in need. These sessions will allow students and staff to share their memories of Dylan and seek comfort in the support of their peers and trained professionals.’’

Students were also encouraged to “reach out to their teachers, mentors, or any trusted adults in our school community. Our staff members are here to lend a compassionate ear, offer guidance, and provide additional support during this challenging time.’’

School officials “strongly believe in the power of unity and support, and we are committed to helping our students through the grieving process,’’ Lyons wrote.

Anyone seeking a referral for counseling services can visit here.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Dylan's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this unimaginably painful time. We will be providing ongoing support to the family and offer our assistance in any way possible,’’ she wrote.