Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed… Accident

sideGARDENtopBloomfield Hills Media Specialist seed48220healingKilled, Nature Center Caretaker Injured in Accident

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2014)

Shelly and Eric Lazarus spent their lives helping teach others through their work with the Bloomfield Hills School District. But a tragic accident has changed things forever.

The accident took place on I-75 just north of Flint. Various sources report that traffic on the expressway had slowed, but the person driving behind the couple failed to stop. The accident claimed Shelly’s life and put Eric seed019_Cherie_Rolfein the hospital with injuries. The driver was arrested.

Shelley was the Media Specialist at Eastover and had been with the district since 1998. Her husband Eric is the Caretaker for the Bloomfield Hills Schools E.L. Johnson Nature Center. Eric was recently in the news for his role in helping give Baby, the orphaned deer in Pleasant Ridge, a home at the center.

Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Rob Glass sent a message to parents to let them know what happened.

“It is unlikely your child’s teacher shared this information with students today,” the statement said. “We seed02_sharon chesswanted to inform you first, so that you had an opportunity to process this information and share it in a way that works for you and your family. Please know, there will be counselors and social workers available throughout the week for students and staff who may need to talk about their feelings. If you have any concerns about your child’s reactions to this loss, please contact your child’s teacher, the school, or administrative staff.”

Glass said that funeral arrangements will be announced when they are known.

“At this difficult time, I know we can count on your support and I thank you for keeping the Lazarus family in your thoughts this evening,” the statement said. “Our thoughts are with him and the entire Lazarus family at this time.”

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