Thayer Academy student killed in Maine crash, school says

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BRAINTREE – Thayer Academy is in mourning after the death of a student.

“It is with great sadness that I share that rising senior James Pener '23 died on Tuesday following a car accident in Maine,” Thayer Head of School Chris Fortunato wrote in a letter to the school community.

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Pener was a member of the cross-country and lacrosse teams.

“James participated in classes with enthusiasm and good humor. Teammates, classmates, coaches and teachers will miss him dearly,” Fortunato wrote. “We were blessed to have James in our community. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and are holding them close to our hearts."

The school has counselors available for the Thayer community. No information about services was announced.

Established in 1877, Thayer Academy is a private middle school and high school with about 700 students.

This article originally appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Rising senior James Pener died on Tuesday in a car accident in Maine