Fund set up for dead child’s family

In the wake of the death of Oakton Elementary School student Aquan Lewis this week, the school’s PTA has created an account at First Bank & Trust of Evanston to receive donations to support the family’s needs.

School District 65 officials say many local PTAs, individuals, and the PTA Council of Evanston have committed their support. Donations may be sent to First Bank & Trust of Evanston, c/o Aquan Lewis Fund, 741 Main St.

The school district is continuing grief counseling for students and staff. Officials say classroom teachers are talking to children to reassure them that the adults in their lives are available to offer care and support, and parents have been encouraged to alert their child’s school if concerns arise.

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