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Nebraska 2nd-grade school teacher killed in hunting accident

November 15, 2021 GMT

LEWISTON, Neb. (AP) — A second-grade teacher from southeastern Nebraska was killed this weekend in a hunting accident, Pawnee County authorities said.

Kade Reiman, 23, who taught at Bennet Elementary in the Palmyra-Bennet School District, was accidently shot while hunting with another person Saturday morning southwest of Lewiston, according to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

District Superintendent Mike Hart announced Reiman’s death on social media, saying grief counselors were to be available at the elementary school on Sunday and Monday. Reiman also coached high school football and junior high basketball in Palmyra.

Sheriff Braden Lang said Reiman, of Weeping Water, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. Officials did not give other details about how the shooting occurred, but said the investigation into Reiman’s death is ongoing.

Lewiston is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) east of Beatrice.