A North Oconee High School Student Has Died, School Officials Announce
Student Ruben Matias (Matt) Coscia died on Thursday, according to an e-mail update from the Oconee County schools.
Update: Funeral services for North Oconee High School senior Matt Coscia will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home at 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road in Bogart. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the service will begin at 4 p.m., North Oconee County High School Principal Barry Lollis said in a letter to parents and friends of NOHS.
For parents of students who may be having dificulties coping with Matt's death, links to resources appear on the school's website.
A weekly e-mail newsletter from Superintendent John Jackson reports the following:
One of our students at NOHS, Ruben Matias (Matt) Coscia, died tragically yesterday [Thursday] evening. At this time, we do not know of the family’s requests or plans. NOHS administrators were quick to solicit the aid of other school counselors and social workers to help students and teachers deal with this tragedy. Local youth pastors were also on the scene to help out with students. This is a very difficult time, and we are earnestly trying to support everyone at NOHS as needed.
A Facebook page has been set up in Coscia's memory.