Longtime Kansas Teacher Killed In Accident

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LOUISBURG, Kan. (AP) _ Students and staff at Louisburg High School are mourning the death of a longtime teacher.

Miami County authorities say 67-year-old Glenda Beasley was killed Wednesday afternoon on Kansas 68 about one mile west of Louisburg. She had stopped for a school bus that was dropping off children when a pickup truck struck her from behind.

Beasley was dead at the scene. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

KMBC-TV reports Beasley was a business and computer teacher at the high school. She had been a teacher for 29 years and was planning to retire at the end of the school year.

About 200 people gathered at the school Wednesday after word of her death spread. Officials said counselors would be on hand Thursday and final exams were postponed.

Information from: KMBC-TV, http://www.kmbc.com

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