Student dies, family needs help with funeral costs

Mireya Garcia, Telemundo Anchor/NC13 Reporter, Twitter: @Mireya_G, m.garcia@krdo.com
POSTED: 04:25 PM MST Dec 13, 2012    UPDATED: 06:02 PM MST Dec 13, 2012 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

A 12-year-old Russell Middle School student is dead after a freak accident in her home. Her name has not been released, but D-11 officials said schools are helping the family raise money for the funeral costs.

"We think it is such a sad time of year you have such a loss in a family, and we want to help this family however we can," said D-11 spokesperson Devra Ashby.

The family wants to remain private, but they do not have insurances and must pay for the funeral costs upfront.

People interested in making a donation can call Russell Middle School, 719-328-5200