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Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is with sadness that I share this information – we received word that Makayla Johnson, a 10th-grade Technical Drafting student, died unexpectedly on Friday night. Our prayers, thoughts, and sympathies are with her family and friends.

Her passing will be announced at school in the morning. School counselors and psychologists will be available to meet with students for the next two days. Tuesday is the end of the school year for Delcastle students and staff. If you think that your child needs additional help, please contact a mental health professional or contact the Delaware Child Priority Response Crisis Service, at 1-800-969-HELP (4357).

Linked please find information which can help answer questions you may have about how to address the issues of an unexpected death with your son or daughter.

Critical Incident Brochure


These are the actions that Delcastle Technical High School is taking:

  • Counseling services for students
  • Parent contact for any student who requests counseling
  • Updates to school website with Crisis Service Information

I have expressed the Delcastle community’s heartfelt sympathy to the Johnson family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Thank you,

Clifton Hayes, Ed.D.


Delcastle Technical High School