Former Graettinger-Terrill Principal killed in Car accident

Mon 12-16-2019 Burlington, IA

(Burlington, IA)-The former Principal of Graettinger-Terrill Schools was killed in a car accident last week in Southeastern Iowa.

Christopher Richards was currently the Principal of a Burlington elementary school and has passed away due to a car crash, according to a statement from the school district.

In a post on Facebook, a spokesperson from the Burlington Community School District said that the principal of Black Hawk Elementary School, Christopher Richards, died on December 12, in a car wreck.

"Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time along with the many children whose lives he has touched," read the post.

More than a principal, the District said Richards was an "exemplary husband, father, administrator, and friend."

Richards was an employee there for eight years after relocating from Northwest Iowa.

No details on services were known.