Community comes together at candlelight vigil for Medical Lake students

(STORY IMAGE:KHQ.COM)

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -It was an incredibly emotional night in Medical Lake as a candlelight vigil was held in this community that continues to heal.

The Medical Lake family gathered tonight to be with each other and be there for each other.

 On Saturday, 17-year-old Journey Tueller was killed, and three other students, Laci Sica, Savannah Sutton and Hailey Gross were injured in a crash as they were on their way to catch a team bus.

Superintendent Tim Ames says its been a difficult week for students and staff as they deal with the loss.    

"It's just amazing-- the emails, the phone calls, the cards," Ames said. "I always knew I was in a good community but they showed their brilliance this week with their support and love and care."

The district brought in counselors, volunteers and even crisis response dogs to comfort everyone during the last week.   

Tonight was another step in the grieving and healing process, as the entire community put their arms around the students of Medical Lake, surrounding the high school track in an outpouring of support.    

A memorial for Journey is set for Sunday afternoon at the high school. It's open to family, friends and members of the medical lake community.

Several businesses in the community are working to fundraise for the families of the teens involved in the crash. You can see the items below:

Click here to look at the shirts: https://www.theallegianceoutfitters.com/medical-lake-strong

Click here to look at the bracelets: https://www.etsy.com/listing/607891437/cardinal-courage

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