Counselors on hand after Milton-Freewater student dies

Christian Lebon Ruiz died Saturday after a pellet gun accident, an official said.

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MILTON-FREEWATER -- The Milton-Freewater School District will open a safe room at Ferndale Elementary on Wednesday evening following the accidental death of a student over the weekend.

Christian Lebron Ruiz, a fifth-grader at Ferndale, died Saturday at his home after an accident while using his pellet gun, the district said in a news release. Further information was not available this morning.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ingel Chapel.

Ferndale Elementary will provide a safe room Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. where people can come together and make cards for the family if they wish. Trained grief counselors will be on hand.

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