Pulaski County Schools mourns loss of longtime Dublin Elementary School employee who was fatally shot

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DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — Pulaski County Public Schools continues to mourn the recent loss of Debbie Griffith, a longtime employee of Dublin Elementary School whose son faces a murder charge after her death earlier this week.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Griffith was found dead inside a Dublin home with apparent gunshot wounds after deputies were dispatched to a complaint about possible gunshots at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney says the 58-year-old woman’s son — 28-year-old William Tyler Griffith — faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with her death. He is currently being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail.

In a statement on Friday, Nov. 26, the school district offered condolences to all of Griffith’s family, friends, colleagues, and students:

Pulaski County Public Schools says central office staff and additional counselors will be available for students and faculty at Dublin Elementary School beginning Monday, Nov. 29.

Any parents who would like their child to speak with a counselor are asked to contact the school at 540-643-0337.

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