Demetria Bannister: Third grade teacher of coronovirus died in South Carolina


Demetria Bannister was diagnosed with the virus on Friday and died on Monday. The 28-year-old taught at Columbia’s Windsor Elementary School for five years, CNN affiliate WIS reported. She began her third year of teaching third grade students on 31 August.

In addition to teaching, Bannister was also fond of music, and worked with school singers in various projects. He also hosted a student club for singers.

“Known as the song of Windsor, Ms. Bannister used her musical talent for joy in our school,” said Windsor Elementary Principal Dennis Quickell.

At a school attendance event last year, she wrote a song by rapper Lil Nas X about the importance of not missing the tunes of the popular song “Old Town Road”.

“The song and video were a big hit with our school family,” Quikell said. “Ms. Bannister loved her students and never missed an opportunity to advocate for students and public education.”

She was at school on 28 august

The school district was informed that it tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. It followed procedures for disinfectants, contact tracing and notification of close contacts.

The contact detection and notification was based on the date of August 28 at the elementary school, which the school district stated. He began teaching his students virtually at home after three years.

“Very soon, Ms. Bannister’s legacy depends on the lives of the students she taught in her five years as a dedicated teacher,” said Baron R. Davis, Superintendent of Richland School District Two.

School district officials said their parents allowed them to share information to remind them of the risks of coronavirus. Staff and students at Windsor Elementary School are receiving counseling services.

Since January, health officials have identified more than 6.3 million Kovid-19 cases and approximately 191,000 deaths in the United States. There have been more than 126,000 infections and more than 2,900 deaths in South Carolina.

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