Rainbow over school comforts community grieving 7-year-old's death
Monday morning, a Curry Elementary employee snapped a photo of a rainbow, perfectly hugging the school where seven-year-old Bret Grady Wilson Bryant recently entered the second grade.
Bret died after being struck by a truck near his driveway Saturday morning.
When Bret's family saw the rays of sunshine bursting through the rainbow in the photo, they knew 7-year-old Bret was still with them, watching over them.
Bret was a child who loved sports, but most of all, wanted to be a rockstar like the members of his favorite band “Guns and Roses.”
It’s that life and passion for music that school officials know his friends are going to miss. So as the community grieves, the school has increased the amount of counselors on campus, making them available to all students.
The Bryant family made arrangements for the young boy Monday and sent ABC 33/40 this statement:
“Bret was an A honor roll student, and excelled at reading. He enjoyed swimming, camping with his family, fishing with his dad, and spending the summertime with family in West Virginia. The Bryant Family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers from the community during such a devastating loss.”
The principal tells ABC 33/40 they plan to plant a tree in memory of the child in front of the school.