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Students Mourn Jenny Caballero

The 11-year-old Rodgers Middle School student drowned in a pond yesterday.

While the investigation into 11-year-old Jenny Caballero’s death at Rodgers Middle School yesterday continues, students are saying goodbye to their classmate in their own way – they’re making cards, and offering up teddy bears and flowers.

Caballero, who had Down syndrome, was reported missing from the Riverview campus yesterday afternoon. Following a five-hour search that included 75 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies, K9 dogs, an all-terrain vehicle and a helicopter, she was found in a pond.

School officials said grief counselors were available for students and faculty today. According to Stephen Hegarty, spokesman for the district, some students brought in gifts for Caballero’s family.

Brandon residents would you like to express your condolences to the family of Jenny Caballero? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

neco campos October 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I had been receiving the calls from Rodgers BC my son attends 7th. My Husband and I are praying for your family. Rip with Jesus Jenny and soon we all who believe in Jesus will be together in heaven. God's comfort I pray to be with your family. Amen

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