HAVRE — Havre Public Schools took the first steps to carry on with their school year following the death of Superintendent Craig Mueller over the weekend.
Mueller, 50, died Saturday according to a statement by the Havre Public School District. The next day, the district’s administration, board, chair and vice-chair met to determine what immediate actions to take in the wake of their loss.
It was decided then that classes would be cancelled Monday for all of its schools. Counselors and grief specialists were made available to students and staff who required assistance.
Classes resumed Tuesday, but district board chair Curtis Smeby said shock and sadness is still being felt throughout the district and community.
“He [Mueller] would have wanted us to move forward as best we can so that’s what we’re doing,” he said. “But everyone here is still struggling.”
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Hill County sheriff and coroner Jaimie Ross said Tuesday in an email to the Gazette the cause and manner of death is not yet known but that they don’t suspect foul play. The body is being sent to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula