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Student died. Only knew his smile.

by Amapola on September 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Today at school we were informed that one of our students passed away. I didn't know him personally, but I do remember his face and more vividly, his beautiful smile.

"He was an amazing boy" colleagues say.

It's always sad to lose a student this way. It's the last thing you imagine could happen to such a young life.

He was only 24 years old.

RIP Benjamin van Buren


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