The Rainier School District in Oregon announced this morning that two teachers failed to return from a hike in the Mt. St. Helen’s region. The pair were expected to return by noon Sunday, and deputies have been informed.
The families of Kim Wilson, a science and wellness program middle-school teacher, and Dave Bahr, a health/wellness and PE high school teacher, have also been notified, officials reported.
Wilson has been with the district since the fall of 2005, and Bahr is a recent hire.
Staff counselors, as well as counselors from other districts are providing help to students and staff in a "safe" room for those who need them. In addition, the Northwest Regional ESD has provided substitute teachers to ensure that all classrooms are covered.
”We are doing everything in our power to help during this time of uncertainty. Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of the two teachers,” the District wrote in a news release.
No further information was available at the time of the release.