TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Staff and students at St. John's Jesuit High School are mourning the loss of a student who died in a crash Sunday night. On Monday morning the school held a press conference.
Students took part in an all-school Mass Monday morning to honor Jacob Fritsch, 17 who was a senior set to graduate in two weeks.
Administrators said Fritsch had a bright future ahead of him and was an active student with the school for six years.
"He was a good kid. Very quiet. Very kind. Had a pretty generous soul. He kept to himself quite a bit but he was just a good, good kid. He gave his best in everything," said Principal Brad Bonham.
School officials gathered students together for another Mass at the school Monday night.
Officials said there is a long road ahead of healing for students and faculty as they try to move on and carry a piece of Fritsch in their hearts.
People who knew Jacob Fritsch had only good things to say about him. Words like kind, caring and gentle soul are all being used to describe the 17-year-old.
Just two weeks away from graduating, he was in the middle of his three-week senior project shadowing teachers at his former elementary school, gearing up for a life of teaching others.
Administrators said a light in the school is now gone, a concept that can be tough for everyone to wrap their minds around.