Avon High School Mourning the Passing of 16-Year-Old Student

Kaleb Keffer

Photo: Avon Board of Education

AVON LAKE - Avon High School student 16-year-old Kaleb Keffer passed away over the weekend from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Avon School Superintendent Ben Hodge sent a letter to the families and staff of the Avon School District.

You can read a portion of that letter below.

Dear Avon Eagle, Families and Staff,


It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the death of Avon High School student, Kaleb Keffer. Kaleb was a junior at the high school who was part of the Avon wrestling team. As we know from past tragedies, no words can console or explain what the student’s family and our Eagles must be experiencing.  


This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and thoughts for our entire school community, especially our students who we know are deeply impacted. Our high school counselors, County Crisis team, and staff are here to help.


The Avon Local Schools will have resources available for students, parents, or staff members who may need help during this difficult time. School counselors and the County Crisis team will be available to assist students, parents and staff at the AHS the entire day and in the days ahead. 


A candlelight vigil will be held this Wednesday evening at Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet Stadium at 9 p.m. We welcome all of our Eagle students, families and community members. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 4th at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Avon High School.   


We have included links to information that may be useful to you in helping your child at home. If you see any indication that your child is struggling with this loss, would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school administrator, teacher and/or counselor.

Complete Guide to Helping Children Cope With Grief

How to Help Your Child Navigate the Death of a Friend

Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators


Ben Hodge


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