Two HSE teachers found dead in Fishers; two schools canceled Thursday
FISHERS, Ind. – Authorities in Fishers are investigating after the bodies of two longtime Hamilton Southeastern teachers were found, the district confirmed Wednesday night.
Police were dispatched to Dorster St. near 131st and Olio Rd. after someone said they heard gunshots. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and woman.
“Based on the information we’ve gathered so far, we do not believe that there is anybody else involved in this incident,” Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger said.
Neighbors say the deaths come as a shock to the usually quiet neighborhood.
“There’s kids walking, biking, just playing outside. It’s a very friendly place and this is just… wow,” Michael Jensen said.
Hamilton Southeastern school district said they are longtime staff members and Hoosier Road Elementary and Fall Creek Intermediate schools are canceled Thursday for grief counseling. All other schools will operate as normal.
At this time, the names of the victims have not been released.
HSE Schools released the following statement Wednesday night:
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of two longtime staff members during an incident Wednesday evening. Fishers Police Department is leading the investigation, and we will be supporting them in their efforts. We are currently working through our district’s Crisis Response Team, which includes mental health professionals, to provide much-needed support during this difficult time.
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness also released a statement sharing his condolences:
“Last night’s tragic incident is difficult news to share with our community. We stand in support of our schools and the teachers and administration impacted by yesterday’s events. Fishers Police Department continues to conduct a thorough investigation and details will be released as they become available and when appropriate. On behalf of the entire Fishers community, our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the family and their loved ones.”