In the two days that have passed, the deadly crash scene has become a makeshift memorial to Jason. And by what's left you can tell that he enjoyed the outdoors. Tee shirts adorned a tree that reflect an ATV and wildlife, a snowboard, a hockey stick -- these are all things to remember a life cut way too short. Jason is now the third Dallas 2012 grad to die tragically. First there was Thomas Lynch. He was killed after crashing a pickup truck in February along Kunkle Road in Dallas on the way to school. Then in July, Corey Ehret lost his courageous battle with cancer. The tragedies have taken a terrible cumulative toll on the class of 2012.
"You're optimistic what the world is going to unfurl in front of them and then to hear a few months after that that it's cut short, it really hurts. It really digs deep," said Mr. Rushmer. Like before, the tight-knit school vows to lean on each other. "We have a strong community, a strong staff and a strong student body and when tragedy strikes we pull together and we help each other get through it," said Mr. Shaffer who arranged for grief counseling on Monday at Dallas High School.
Jason Schilling's family will hold a viewing for family and friends on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. As for the crash, police so far will only say speed played a role. Mr. Rushmer said he planned to speak to his students about life and decisions. As he put it, the last thing a teacher wants to see is someone lose their life at such a young age.