GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) — Greenwood County School District 52 will operate on a half-day dismissal on Friday after the passing of a student within the district.

Carson McDonald, 13, died from his injuries on May 5 after being involved in a multi-car collision in Spartanburg County. McDonald attended Edgewood Middle School in Ninety Six.

“When it comes to a community like Ninety Six, it affects us all,” Johnathan Graves, the district’s public information officer, said. “That’s why this one really hurts. It really impacts the entire community.”

The half-day originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, has been changed to a full school day.

“We were deeply saddened by the passing of an Edgewood Middle School student last week. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family in the difficult days ahead. Our district has been communicating with the family to provide support and assistance moving forward. We determined that it would be best to adjust our dismissal schedule on Friday due to the time and location of visitation and funeral.”

Superintendent Beth Taylor

Ninety-Six Primary and Ninety-Six Elementary School will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. Edgewood Middle and Ninety-Six High School will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.