Longtime Bentonville Educator Dies Unexpectedly

Posted: January 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.



The School District community has started 2014 off in mourning as it unexpectedly lost a longtime educator this weekend.

At A Glance

Gracen Boxx Update

Bentonville High School also lost sophomore Katelyn Boxx, 16, over winter break when she and her older sister Bethany Boxx, 20, were killed in a three-car collision in Missouri on Dec. 26.

Bentonville High School junior Gracen Boxx, 18, also was in the collision and was flown to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., with serious injuries.

She has since been transferred to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock, according to her aunt Sandy Tompkins.

“She was transferred there because of the severity of fractures in her leg,” Tompkins wrote in an email Monday. “She is currently in surgery this morning, and we are anxiously awaiting word on this outcome.”

Source: Staff Report

This story is only available from our archives.