Baldwinsville school district cancels all after school activities after student’s death

Baldwinsville, N.Y. — The Baldwinsville School District canceled all after-school evenings, athletics, performing arts practices and events on Friday after police announced the death of a student.

Eva Wood, 14, was found dead of a gunshot wound in her 6 Triangle Place home on Friday morning after her mother called for a condition check after hearing that Ava was not coming to school. law enforcement officials said at a press conference.

Wood was in the ninth grade at the district’s Dersey Middle School. Police and school officials said she was involved in track and field and played soccer at school. She wore number 18 on the junior national soccer team.

Parents were seen picking up their children from school around 1pm on Fridays. Some students left the building in tears.

Baldwinsville School District sent an email to parents and staff shortly after noon.

“It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts to inform you of the tragic passing of Darsey Jr. High School ninth grader Eva Wood,” the email said. “We are a close-knit school community and our hearts are broken by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Eva, her family and friends at this very difficult time.”

District officials also told parents that counseling and support services for students and families are available at the high school on Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pictured Friday, January 20, 2023, Eva Wood, 14, was shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide at her home in Baldwinsville at her Baldwinsville junior varsity soccer team.Courtesy of Baldwinsville School District

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