Services set for DCHS senior

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 23, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

Thursday was a somber day at Dallas County High School.

Principal Don Ingram called the Rev. Dr. Kenny Hatcher, a certified crisis counselor, to aid the guidance counselors who offered support for the student body as they mourned the death of their schoolmate, Zach Cozadd who died in a head-on collision with a bus carrying six special needs students on Wednesday.

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Hatcher said he would be back at the school today to

counsel students.

Ingram met with

faculty to before classes began Thursday morning. The principal said he&8217;s taking the tragedy hard.

The seniors, who have been out of school since Monday, return to the campus today for graduation rehearsal.

Ingram said the students will help plan the memorial for Cozadd.

Funeral services will be held at

11 a.m. Monday at Barrett Road United Methodist Church and burial will follow at Plantersville Baptist Church in Plantersville. Visitation will be held from

6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

Cozadd&8217;s girlfriend of two years and five months, McKenzie Crawford, stayed at home on Thursday. She said she has received a lot of support from family and friends. Crawford said she will miss her boyfriend&8217;s good humor.

Crawford said Cozadd&8217;s favorite color was green. He liked country musicians Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.

Senior Justin Abbott has known Cozadd since they started high school.

Don Willingham, Dallas County School Board administrative assistant said he and members of the school board had spoken with the parents of the students involved in the wreck on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to offer support.

None of the students on the bus were reported to have any serious injuries.