Leah O’Brian, an Atlanta area teacher, was on her way to chaperone the prom at Lakeside High School when she was killed in a car accident after two students from her high school collided with her.
According to 11Alive, the Lakeside High School teacher was “considered one of the most beloved and respected teachers,” according to the school’s principal Jason Clyne.
Also injured in the accident was O’Brien’s 8-year-old daughter.
“She built that program up from a small, two or three kids interested in it, to a thriving program because of her energy and enthusiasm and her passion for education,” Clyne said. Clyne stated that grief counselors would be on hand at the school to talk to students.
The students involved in the accident were on their way to the prom as well, and were treated for minor injuries.