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After a beloved principal's death, Waco middle school community grieves apart

Phillip Perry was the leader many believed would rescue a troubled Waco middle school and help its students soar. Two weeks after his death from the coronavirus, students and teachers learn the added pain of mourning during a pandemic.

G.W. Carver Middle School seventh grade student Tabitha Hawkins, 13, left, and mother Tobie release balloons in front of a m…
G.W. Carver Middle School Principal Phillip Perry died from coronavirus complications on March 31, 2020.
A memorial sits outside of G.W. Carver Middle School for Principal Phillip Perry, 49, who died on March 31 from coronavirus.
G.W. Carver seventh grade student Tabitha Hawkins, 13, says a few words in memory of her middle school’s principal who died …

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