Schools coordinating support for community after 3rd grader, mom die in fire

Sebi and Ravann (center). [Photo courtesy OBX Cares]

Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly on Monday morning said the division is coordinating support for anyone needing help in the aftermath of Sunday’s fire that claimed the life of 9-year-old Sebastian Lopez and his mother Ravann Rachell’e.

Farrelly said Sebastian, known as Sebi, was a third-grader at Nags Head Elementary School.

“This tragedy impacts our community deeply and the days ahead will prove to be very difficult as we deal with grieving the loss of school family members,” Farrelly said in an email to parents.

A GoFundMe to help the family with funeral and other costs on Monday had raised more than $22,000 toward a $10,000 goal.

Farrelly said the school system is coordinating guidance counselors and school psychologists to help navigate through this difficult time.

If any family needs assistance, please contact Ms. Kelly Flora, Director of Elementary Education at [email protected]

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