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Hamilton Middle School opens its doors following death of student in Hawaii helicopter crash

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MADISON (WKOW) -- As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate what caused a helicopter crash in Hawaii that killed all 7 people on board, a middle school is opening its doors for people grieving the loss of a Madison mother and daughter who were on board.

Amy Gannon and her 13-year-old daughter, Jocelyn were visiting the island with their family.

Jocelyn was a student at Hamilton Middle School in Madison. Despite the school being in the middle of its winter break, it opened its doors to support grieving students and families.

"It's highly emotional," said MMSD Chief of Schools Middle School Education Dr. Treymayne Clardy. "It's a deep loss. You had a wonderful, brilliant, young student that we're losing in the prime of her life, as well as her mother. So, it's very emotional."

The FAA has not released its full safety report regarding the helicopter crash.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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