Southport community mourning after teacher passes away in accident

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Southport community is remembering a high school teacher who passed away on Friday.

Megan Woodward died after an accident Thursday on school grounds.

She was very involved in the community and concerned about her student’s lives.

Last year, she started a GoFundMe page to help one of her students achieve his dream of attending Purdue.

Woodward ended up raising more than $28,000 for him.

The Perry Township School District is providing counseling for Woodward’s coworkers and students to help them with their grieving.

They issued the following statement:

“Perry Township Schools expresses its deepest condolences to the family and school community that so dearly love Southport High teacher Megan Woodward.

Megan was an amazing educator with a remarkable way of making everyone feel valued and important. She also had an extraordinary passion for students. The entire Perry Township Community mourns her loss and extends our sympathy to Southport High and the multitudes of people whose lives she touched.”

She was also the wife of one of our sports employees, Wes Woodward, and leaves behind two children.

The FOX59 family is extending our deepest condolences to Wes and his family during this difficult time.

If you’d like to donate to help with funeral expenses, a GoFundMe has been set up.