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Press Release from Chestnut Ridge School District

The Board of School Directors, Administration, teachers, staff, and community members of Chestnut Ridge wish to express their deepest sympathy to the parents and siblings of Kai Burkett.  Kai died on Friday, August 28, 2020 in an unfortunate car accident.  He will be dearly missed by his loved ones, friends, and all who knew him.  Kai was a Senior at Chestnut Ridge and a member of the Class of 2021.  He was an outstanding wrestler on the Chestnut Ridge Varsity Wrestling Team and well liked by his classmates, friends, and peers.  The Chestnut Ridge community mourns his loss together.
Chestnut Ridge School District will have grief counselors available for students and faculty to consult with throughout the upcoming week.