Students return to White Plains school with heavy hearts

WHITE PLAINS - Many students at the Windward School in White Plains returned to class this morning with heavy hearts after the loss of three of their classmates in a fatal Christmas Day fire in Stamford, Conn.

Lily Badger, 10, and 7-year-old twin sisters Grace and Sarah Badger, died after their home was engulfed in flames due to improperly discarded fireplace embers. Their grandparents were also killed in the fire.

A private wake will be held for the girls on Wednesday at a funeral home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. A funeral will take place Thursday at the St. Thomas Church in Midtown Manhattan.

Grief counselors were on hand to help students and staff cope with the tremendous loss on the first day back from the winter vacation.

White Plains school reeling after 3 students die in a fireFoul play ruled out in Stamford fire that left 5 dead

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A teacher in the Valhalla Central School District 1 Valhalla Central SD teacher arrested on drug charges
Thousands turned out in Rye Sunday for a 2 Thousands walk to fight pancreatic cancer
Several Rockland parents are expressing relief after the 3 State Education Commissioner rescinds East Ramapo School District budget
4 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
News 12, as local as local news gets. 5 Police: Mamaroneck student killed in upstate crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.