Classmates Remember Child Killed In Akron House Fire

(AKRON) - Six year old Dasia Huggins is being remembered by her classmates and teachers at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center as a shy but sweet little girl who loved reading and giving hugs.  She's among the five children who died in a house fire on Fultz Street on Monday morning.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and a person of interest is in custody.  

Huggins father, Dennis Huggins and his girlfriend Angela Boggs were co-owners of the home where they died.  Children Cameron Huggins, 1; Alivia Huggins, 3; Kylle Huggins, 5; and Jered Boggs, 14 were also killed.

Brittany, the 18 year old surviving family member, set up a GoFundMe page to help with her family's funeral expenses. 

The principal at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, Lamonica Davis, told WTAM students watched videos produced on Friday that featured Dasia.  "It was very hard for them, their best friend has passed on.  But as the day went on today, things got better.  We watched videos with Dasia in them today, and that really made them feel better," Davis said.

"Dasia was a quiet, timid little angel when she first came in September, but as she progressed she became more outgoing and loved giving hugs.  Hugs were her favorite was of saying I love you."

Akron Public Schools sent eight grief counselors into the school today to speak with both students and staff.

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