Legacy High Students Create Signature Wall For Injured Coaches

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– Students returning to Legacy High School in Broomfield have created a signature wall for the coaches injured in a deadly bus crash as the team was returning from a game in California.

Authorities continue to investigate a fatal school bus crash that occurred Sunday at Denver International Airport.

The school bus was full of coaches and athletes from Legacy High School’s football team.

(credit: Denver Police Department)

(credit: Denver Police Department)

Heartbroken students returned to Broomfield’s Legacy High School Monday still stunned by the tragic bus accident.

“I hope they get better soon. I really want to see them back at school,” said Legacy High School senior Felipe Perez.

Messages of support continue to come from across the Denver metro area.

Kari Chopper (credit: John Chopper)

Kari Chopper (credit: John Chopper)

Sunday afternoon the Legacy Varsity and JV football teams were leaving DIA on buses after returning from a Friday night game in California. Driver Kari Chopper somehow crashed into a concrete bridge in the passenger pick up area and was killed. Fifteen students were taken to the hospital.

Coaches Wayne Voorhees, Matt Kroupa and Kyle Rider suffered significant injuries, including broken bones, and fractured skulls.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS/Legacy High School/Facebook)

A “signature wall” inside Legacy High School that students and staff have signed for the coaches still in the hospital (Legacy High School/Tiwtter)

A “signature wall” inside Legacy High School that students and staff have signed for the coaches still in the hospital (Legacy High School/Tiwtter)

Legacy High School staff and school district officials will meet on Tuesday to determine whether the homecoming game will continue on Friday as planned. All other homecoming activities, including the dance and parade, will continue as scheduled in an effort to maintain some normalcy for students.

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