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“He’s in our hearts, and he’ll be there forever,” school devastated by loss of kindergartner

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EDMOND, Okla. - An Edmond elementary school in mourning, after a kindergartner's killed on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, and his third grade brother's sent to the hospital.

KFOR first reported on Sunday, when a car headed the wrong way collided with Shavon McNack's vehicle, killing 6-year-old Saxton Watley, and injuring his brother Stephen.

When news reached the halls of Angie Debo Elementary, parents lined up to help out.

As did their kiddos, lining up one by one, dropping heart felt notes into a box labeled "Wishes for the Watleys."

They'll soon be delivered to nine-year-old Stephen, who continues to recover after the wreck.

Just down the hall, Ms. G's class goes through a much different recovery.

"He's in our hearts, and he'll be there forever," said Tiffany Guarnieri, Saxton's former kindergarten teacher.

Six year old Saxton was killed in the wreck, a quiet kindergartner who now fills his classmates minds.

"Little girl was praying he'd be back at school when he feels better," said Guarnieri. "They probably talk about it every 10-15 minutes."

To help with the understanding, school officials sent out a letter to all parents, with guidelines on how to deal with the loss.

"We hugged our kids tighter that night," said Eileen McGuire, parent at the school.

"Hits a little closer to home," explained another parent, Shanna Raper.

Now parents are teaming up, reaching out to raise funds.

"We just want to give them something that they can use," said Mcguire.

But it's for the little ones that lack the funds, that parents painted a box and some poster board.

The box is now filled with,  'Wishes for the Watleys'.

For information on how to donate, click here.

Officials at OU Medical Center say Shavon remains in critical condition, Stephen's been upgraded to fair.

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