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Crisis team aids Shelton High School community after loss of student

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Edmund Conklin. (Shelton schools photo) Edmund Conklin. (Shelton schools photo)

A crisis team will be at Shelton High School Monday in the wake of a student death from over the weekend.

Police said 17-year-old Edmund Conklin died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Bridgeport Avenue around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday.

They said Conklin was found on the side of the roadway outside of the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said he was a student at Shelton High School and that they met with school administrators.

Classmates said Conklin was an honor student, popular and a basketball star who wore #34.

"It's just been quiet. You know the whole school kind of has this feeling like you just walk through the halls and you can feel just the collective loss and I think everyone's had a quiet day today," said Adam Emanuel, a junior at Shelton High School.

"I send my prayers out to the family, I would not want to live through this," said John McCarthy, whose granddaughter was in one of Conklin's classes.

The school's headmaster posted about it on Twitter.

"[The] SHS community [is] mourning the loss of senior Ed Conklin," Dr. Beth A. Smith wrote. "Crisis team enacted."

The school system's superintendent, Chris Clouet, also released a statement the the community:

Sadly, I must communicate with all of you that a young man, a senior at Shelton High School, died today as a result of a car accident.  More details will be forthcoming.  First and foremost, this is a family tragedy; secondly, a shock to the entire school community.  For Shelton High School students, support will be available at the high school.  Please hold this young man in your thoughts and prayers. 

Police are still investigating the crash.

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