Community grapples with grief after two students die in matter of days
GIG HARBOR, Wash. – A tight-knit Pierce County community is reeling after two young people lost their lives within only days of each other. The deaths have rocked the Kitsap Peninsula as both teenagers were juniors at Peninsula High School near Gig Harbor. The school district canceled classes so students and staff could grieve together after 16-year-old Kyle Stillion died Thursday and 17-year-old classmate James Oatridge passed on Sunday.