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Sandy Casey

October 5, 2017
This undated photo shows Sandy Casey, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)
This undated photo shows Sandy Casey, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)

Sandy Casey, a middle school special education teacher living in Redondo Beach, California, was killed in Sunday night’s attack, the school district and a relative said. 

“This is unbelievably tragic and sad,” Mike Matthews, superintendent of the Manhattan Beach School District, wrote in a Monday morning letter to the district. “This loss is impacting many of our staff members deeply.” 

Casey, 35, is an alumna of the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont, and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, said Linda O’Leary, a cousin of Casey’s mother who is acting as a family spokeswoman. 

Casey was at the Las Vegas concert with her fiancé and a friend, who were not injured, O’Leary said. Most of Casey’s extended family lives in Vermont, she said. 

“They’re receiving a lot of support and love, the best you can do with an unbelievable tragedy,” she said. 

The family is discussing setting up a scholarship in Casey’s name.

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