ST. IGNACE (WWJ) – Students & staff at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace are coping with a homecoming tragedy as senior Mitchell Snyder was killed on his way home after homecoming over the weekend.

He was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver.

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St. Ignace Area Schools superintendent Don Gustafson says grief counselors and therapy dogs are on hand at the school Monday.

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“If the student needs some help and wants to just sit and pet a dog that helps sooth their emotions — that’s just a different aspect of numerous services we are tying to line up for people,” said Gustafson.

Gustafson said Snyder had an infectious smile that could light up a room when you saw him.

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Funeral services for Snyder, who lettered in football, basketball and baseball, will be Wednesday evening at the high school.