Grief counselors help Herriman High students after they lose one of their own

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HERRIMAN, Utah (News4Utah) – Additional grief counselors are at Herriman High School to help students at staff members cope with the loss of one of their own. Bryson Hathaway, a standout athlete and student died after he crashed his car into a school bus, police say.

“Bryson was a great kid,” replied John Blodgett, when he was asked by News4Utah’s Brittany Johnson to describe Hathaway. “He was positive, he was fun and he was very outgoing. He will be missed,” added Blodgett, the Head Counselor at Herriman High School.

At about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, 17-year-old Hathaway was driving southbound on 12600 South Bangerter Highway in Riverton. Police say Hathaway slammed his car into a school bus that was waiting at a stop light.

“It’s somber. It’s tough. It’s difficult. Anytime we have the loss of a Herriman High family member it’s difficult,” said Blodgett.

Herriman High School brought in additional grief counselors on Thursday to help students make sense of this tragedy.

“We have them write notes to the family and things they might be struggling with, and memories they have with him,” Blodgett said.

Hathaway played on the football and baseball team at the high school. His father is one of the football coaches.

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