Danville superintendent: Helping students cope with Sunday's homicide is 'delicate balance'

Nitaya Adams, 16, killed Sunday; first day of school is Wednesday

DANVILLE, Va. – When students at George Washington High School in Danville return to school Wednesday, grief counselors will be available to help them deal with the death of their classmate.

Nitaya Adams, 16, was shot in the 700 block of Paxton St. early Sunday morning.

The shooting comes less than three months after a 17-year-old GW student, Tion Burton, was shot and killed.

Superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones says the school will do what it can to help, but it's a balancing act.

"It's a delicate balance. We have to get kids in a routine of school. So we'll do that, but we will have resources in place to support those students that are having a bad day," Jones said.

Police continue to investigate both shootings.

As of Tuesday, no arrests had been made.

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