Sean Hughes Death- Lower Merion High School Longtime principal passed away in Accident: Lower Merion High School principal of more than 14 years, Sean Hughes passed away following a car accident. He was said to be driving his son to a soccer game when the fatal incident occurred. The crash was said to have happened at the intersection of Fleming Pike and Hay Road around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, morning.
According to Winslow Township police, Hughes’s vehicle collided with another vehicle in the middle of the intersection. Sean Hughes was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Nolan, Sean Hughes’s son, a passenger in the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash while the other vehicle was occupied by the driver alone.
There is a petition created to name New Middle School In Lower Merion after Sean Hughes. The school is under construction in Villanova and is to be called the Black Rock Middle School. Almost 4,000 people have signed the petition to name the school after Hughes.
All 10 schools in the Lower Merion School District will be closed on Monday. According to the district, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic that ought to be scheduled at the high school on Monday has been postponed.
According to a Facebook post by Lisa Marie, “I have started and stopped writing this post several times today because there truly are no words to fully express my broken heart. Sean Hughes, my principal, my friend and the heartbeat of LM passed away suddenly yesterday. I have had the privilege of working with Sean my entire career (21 years). When I first started, he was teaching History down the hall from me and we connected because we both had ties to Havertown, Delco, and a Catholic school upbringing. I watched him move from teacher/assistant AD, to Athletic Director, to Assistant Principal and then eventually he became my principal 14 years ago. Sean was LM. He poured his heart and soul into that place. He was a family man and genuinely cared about each and every staff member and our families. Sean’s greatest legacy will be the motto he taught years and years of LM students…that “Character Counts” and that over everything else, being a good person and taking care of one another is what is most important. Sean was the exact kind of boss people pray for. His leadership was unmatchable and I honestly can’t imagine LM without him. Thank you Sean. Thank you for all you did for us. You will be forever missed and loved. My sincere condolences to the entire Hughes family as they mourn this tragic loss. Hug your loved ones. Tomorrow is not promised. RIP Sean”.
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