Noxubee County School District mourning the loss of a beloved student

NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) —  The death of 16-year-old Kymbreyanah Roby, has taken the Noxubee community by storm.

It was early Sunday morning on Old West Point Road near Camp Airport Road, where a car traveling eastbound, veered off to the left lane and slammed into a tree.

In that car were five people.

Roby, along with her cousin, 22-year-old Nakendria Roby, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Wow was my first thought when I heard of the tragic accident,” said Interim Superintendent Rodriguez Broadnax, “that happened early Sunday morning. How could it be one of my students? Out of everybody, how could it be one of my students?”

Broadnax said after hearing the tragic news, he then focused his attention on Roby’s family.

“To see how we can support them in this time of bereavement,” he said. “I did say that the Noxubee County School District stands in support and ready to assist in any way possible to assist the family.”

And when it comes to the healing process for the students?

“We do have grief counselors on hand at the high school for students and staff and maybe the community that may need to come in,” said Broadnax.

Angela Williams, Coordinator of Counseling and Support Services for the district, said the loss of Roby has left students speechless.

“This morning several of the teachers said that students were silent and many of them were not able to participate in the virtual learning this morning,” she said. “So what we do is just put out the message to students and parents that, you know if they need support or assistance in this time just reach out to us here at the school.”

And while many students may deal with this loss in their own way, Williams wants students to know she has their back.

“The feelings that they may be experiencing such as fear, stress during this time, those are completely normal,” she said. “Please know that I’m here and if you need anything just reach out.”

A balloon release in honor of Roby will take place this Friday at 2 pm at the high school.

Roby was just a junior at Noxubee County High School.

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