Mountain Gap Middle School teacher one of victims in Elkmont shooting


Mary Sisk

Huntville City Schools is mourning the loss of a Mountain Gap Middle School special education teacher.

Mary Sisk was one of the five people killed in a shooting in Elkmont on Monday night. Her 14-year-old stepson confessed to the shooting, which also killed his father and three younger siblings.

Huntsville City Schools released the following statement:

We are heartbroken to learn of the tragedy involving one of our teachers, Mary Sisk, and her family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sisk family and we ask everyone to remember them during this difficult time.  The district will help Mountain Gap Middle School this week with additional counselors and other resources for any students and staff who need support during this time.

In her biography on the Mountain Gap School website, she said, ” I have been in education for over 10 years working with students in all walks of life. I am happily married with a great husband and four beautiful children. I am originally from New Orleans and really miss the food! I am currently working on furthering my education with the support of my amazing family!”

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