One year since Dewayne Bunch's injury

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Today marks one year since Former State Representative Dewayne Bunch was critically hurt.

He suffered a head injury while trying to break up a fight between students at Whitley County High School where he taught.

"We're not going to give up on Mr. Bunch," said Alan Sweet, the principal at Whitley County High School.

This day last year is one students, faculty, and staff at Whitley County High School will never forget.

"The day that it happened we were all just so shocked, and I think that it impacted us more than I think we thought it would," said David Sweet, a teacher and friend of Bunch.

Even though Bunch is no longer at the school he taught at and loved, people are keeping him close wearing a shirt in his honor.

"I think it's to show solidarity as a staff, and I think it's important for all of us to remember. It was a pretty traumatic event," said David Sweet.

"I think it's good for us to show our support and show that we're still thinking about him. I think that's the big thing that we just don't forget," said David Sweet.

They certainly remembered him in a moment of silence praying for a man continuing to fight.

"Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, and sometimes it feels like it has been a long time. It's been tough," said Alan Sweet.

Bunch's wife Regina says although he cannot walk or talk, he continues to make progress during his difficult recovery.

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