Nebo and Provo school officials will offer counseling for friends of two Utah County boys killed after a discharge of weapons in Spanish Fork Canyon on Friday afternoon.
Spanish Fork Intermediate School Principal Mark Koyle said he will make an announcement Tuesday regarding the death of Clinton Taylor, 14.Taylor and Tyler Evans, 16, with gunshot wounds to the head, were discovered by a passer-by.
Despite first aid administered at the scene by Utah County Deputy Sheriff Tom Hodgson, the two died Friday evening during treatment at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.
Sheriff's officials are investigating the incident and remain mum about speculation that the two had formed a suicide pact or that a homicide was involved.
The intermediate school will offer counseling to students who might have known Taylor, who attended the school for his sixth- and seventh-grade years and had again attended the school for a month before the incident.
"This is kind of a difficult situation for us," Koyle said. "We're not treating this as anything else but the death of one of our students. If anyone needs to talk, we'll have counselors who will be willing to help, and I'm sure there will be a couple who will need help."
Similarly, Provo High School will make an announcement about Evans, who once was a student there, Provo School District Superintendent Kay Larsen said.
"The district will offer help to any of our students who need it," Larsen said. "We're just trying to put things back together again, and our counselors are willing to help."
Students from both schools had a free day Monday, a teacher preparation day for the county's school districts.