It is with much sadness that we announce that one of our employees was killed in a house fire overnight, and her daughter, who is a 4th grader at W.A. Wright, has also been injured. Within a matter of hours, after learning about Suzanne Daugherty’s death, our grief turned to shock, as police announced they’re investigating her death as a murder.

Daugherty had worked for Wilson County Schools, since 2011. During the school year, she served as a teacher at our TLC center, at West Elementary. While that center was closed for the summer, Daugherty had been working with children in our Kids Club program. Counselors will be made available to students and staff, who are distraught over this news.

Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright says, “It’s always a sad day when something happens to a member of our school family, and the circumstances surrounding this situation have made it even more difficult. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Suzanne’s extended family, as they process this horrible tragedy.”