UPDATE to include information on services for Conrad - District Statement: Pal-Mac Middle School student passes in house fire

Update: Click here for information on services for Conrad.

On the morning of Tuesday, December 17, we learned of the tragic passing of Pal-Mac Middle School student Conrad Button as a result of an overnight fire. Sadly, it is the district’s understanding that Conrad’s grandmother Mary Button also passed away as a result of the fire.


Conrad was a vibrant member of the middle school and this is an incredibly difficult time for all throughout the district and local community.


To assist students and staff during this trying time, the district activated its crisis response team and counseling services will be available throughout the day and in the coming days for those who need it.


“On behalf of the entire district, I would like to express our grief and sadness,” said Pal-Mac Superintendent Bob Ike. “We will work closely with our crisis response team and local agencies to ensure we have the resources on hand to assist anyone throughout the district impacted.”


The district sends its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Conrad and his grandmother at this time.

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