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Kyrene Schools District teacher dies

Priscilla Losca taught bodily schooling at a number of Valley faculties.

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Kyrene School District is mourning the dying of one in all its academics. The district confirmed Tuesday that Priscilla Losca, a bodily schooling teacher, has not too long ago died. 

Losca taught at a number of faculties together with Kyrene Digital Academy and Estrella Elementary.

District officers haven’t shared Losca’s method of dying out of respect for the teacher and her household, saying she was a really non-public individual. 

The district did say her dying didn’t contain a police scenario. 

Counselors and faculty psychologists will probably be accessible on college campuses in the course of the week.

“Mrs. Losca was a beloved teacher who served multiple Kyrene schools and her loss will be felt throughout our school district,” Kyrene Digital principal Kyle Ross mentioned in a letter to oldsters.

“A tragedy like this can raise many questions and emotions, and we have resources available to support both our students and staff,” the letter reads.

In 2011, Losca received a $5,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for her efforts to advertise more healthy life to her college students, the Ahwatukee Foothills News reported.

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