DENVER (CBS4) – Officials at Denver Public Schools say counselors will be available to parents and students following the death of Marnee Kelley-Mills. The 17-year-old died after being stabbed by her brother, police say.
Counselors will be available between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m at Collegiate Prep on Kittredge Street in Denver.
Marnee’s mother, Vicky Lewis, told CBS4 she found her daughter’s body in a trash can in front of their house.
Darsean Kelley, 25, has since been arrested. Lewis told CBS4 her son has schizophrenia.
Denver Public Schools opened their doors to help students and parents mourn.
“I think it is important, when you are grieving, to have a neutral person to talk to,” said Ellen Kelty, a spokeswoman for DPS.
She said parents should start a conversation with their students to touch base and see how they’re feeling amid the loss.
“Talk to them about how they feel sad, or maybe really mad. They may not know what to say or do. Ask them, ‘Have you talked to your school social worker? Because they are there to help you.”
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