CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County School staff and students are mourning the loss of two of their students this Monday.

12-year-old Shaun Noe, Jr. and 9-year-old Laura Noe were the two victims of a weekend house fire on Apple Valley Court. Forsyth County Schools were notified by the sheriff’s office on Saturday and began meeting with staff to formulate a grief counseling plan.

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Social workers, counselors, and administrative staff road school buses with students to Otwell Middle and Cumming elementary school Monday morning. Counseling staff will be on campus at both schools throughout the rest of the week. Shaun attended Otwell Middle, and Shaun and Laura both were students at Cumming Elementary.

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Jennifer Caracciolo with Forsyth Schools says staff at both schools were very close with the family and two students, “Shaun and both Morgan had been with us since kindergarten…so (staff) had a long term relationship with both of them and their parents so right now we are in shock…staff is heartbroken and they’re just reflecting on both of the children and their lives.”

Otwell Middle School Principal, Steve Miller released a statement saying, “We are heartbroken at Otwell Middle for the loss of our student Shaun, and his little sister Morgan. Shaun was a friend to all at our school, and always a pleasure to be around. He had a strong passion for life, especially his beloved Steelers and baseball. We send love and our deepest sympathy to the Noe family. Shaun will be greatly missed by all.”

Cumming Elementary School Principal, Jordan Livermoore also releasing a statement saying, "At Cumming Elementary, we were very fortunate to have both Shaun and Morgan at our school since Kindergarten. Morgan was a kind, caring and beautiful child, whose laughter and smile filled our hearts. This is a tragic loss and we will deeply miss them both. Our deepest condolences to their family and friends."

Several online collection sites have been started to raise funds for the family including a page for funeral expenses and a general donation page.  Community Cup in downtown Cumming is also collecting donations at their register. 

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