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Beekman Charter School Closed Tuesday for Gunshot Victim's Funeral Services

The principal of Beekman Charter School in Morehouse Parish announced that school will be closed Tuesday due to the funeral services of one of their students.
MOREHOUSE PARISH -- The principal of Beekman Charter School in Morehouse Parish announced that school will be closed Tuesday due to the funeral services of one of their students.

On Friday, the sheriff's office said an 8-year old boy and his 14-year old brother were mishandling a shotgun. The gun went off and struck the 8-year old, killing him.

Funeral services for the boy, a student at Beekman Charter, are being held on Tuesday. Principal Roy McCoy said classes will resume at the regular time on Wednesday.

"We are heartbroken for the family and we have got them in our prayers," said McCoy over the phone.

McCoy added that counselors are on site at the school this week to help students.

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