We are heartbroken by the loss of Tyshon Perry, a student at KIPP DC College Preparatory high school. We are grieving for his family, friends, and teachers, and are wrapping our arms around the KIPP DC College Prep community to support them. Today, hundreds of people touched by Tyshon’s life gathered at the school to remember their friend and support each other in the wake of this tragedy.
“The entire KCP community is mourning the loss of Tyshon,” said Andhra Lutz, principal of KIPP DC College Preparatory. “He was a vibrant part of our school and he will be deeply missed. We have been in close contact with Tyshon’s family and will continue to provide support to them in any way possible.”
Please consider supporting Tyshon’s family during this difficult time with a tax-deductible gift to the Tyshon Perry Memorial Fund.
Click here to read our full statement about Tyshon’s involvement in our school community, KIPP DC’s response to this tragedy, and our ongoing partnership with city leaders and the Metropolitan Police Department to provide support to our students, families, and staff.
Should you have any questions about this specific incident or investigation, please contact MPD at 202-727-9099. For more information about KIPP DC’s response, please contact Tom Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-383-4026.