East freshman Faith McCullough-Wooster killed in path of school bus


Photo by: Katie Rickman

Youngstown East High School officials and city police traffic investigators check out the scene of an accident in which a school bus struck and killed student Faith McCullough-Wooster. The incident occurred Wednesday on East High Avenue.


Crisis teams will be at East High School today to help students deal with the freak accident that resulted in the death of a classmate.

Faith McCullough-Wooster, 14, a freshman and member of the school’s volleyball team, was killed when she fell into the path of a school bus after classes ended Wednesday.

Douglas Hiscox, deputy schools superintendent who was at the scene, would not name the bus driver. He said the driver will be on leave while police investigate.

Classmates described Faith as a good artist and could make up her own rap songs on the spot, they said.

Essiana Williams, a student, said she saw the accident that killed Faith at about 3 p.m. on East High Avenue.

Both Faith’s parents were at the scene shortly after the accident and both were put into ambulances.

Essiana said she would often eat breakfast with Faith, and recalled her friend as “sweet and dreamy’”

Read more about the tragedy in Thursday’s Vindicator or on Vindy.com.