The community of Monett is mourning the loss of its superintendent of schools.

Russ Moreland was 50, and had been with the district for two years.

He previously served as superintendent in Pierce City and prior to that, was a teach and coach at Marionville and Monett.

Extra counselors are at the school Wednesday to help students and staff.

No details on Moreland’s cause of death have been made available.

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