Lafayette High School has collected over $23,000 for the family of the victims that crashed into a bus carrying the entire Lafayette High School Baseball Team. The crash, which took the lives of four family members, happened on February 15th on Hwy. 90 near Centerville.

The money collected by the school will go to towards alleviating the funeral expenses for the victims, and any other family needs. The principal of Lafayette High told the Advertiser that about $11,900 in donations were raised by Lafayette High students and staff. Other monetary contributions came from other schools in the parish, businesses and persons in the community.

According to Dr. Leonard, the principal at Lafayette High, there are plans in the works to hold a fund raiser to benefit the driver of the bus, Amy Dore, in the near future. Mrs. Dore's bus was totaled in the crash, and needs to be replaced. Police and school officials do credit Mrs. Dore for keeping the bus upright following the crash, thus saving the lives of many of her passengers on Feb. 15th.

We here at HOT 107-9 would like to applaud Lafayette High for helping out a family that is in mourning, and we applaud our entire community for stepping up and being by this family in their time of need. It makes us feel good to call Lafayette home!!!