Local communities come together for victims, families

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Franklin students and residents dealing with grief after the death of one student and fear as two others were critically injured have found their high school is a place to meet, ask tough questions or simply reminisce.

Hours after five Franklin students were swept over the Big Blue River dam in Edinburgh, hundreds of students and residents gathered at the football stadium at Franklin Community High School to pray and show support.

Three of the students were pulled under the fast-moving water. Two of them, Michael Chadbourne and Sarah McLevish, have been in critical condition at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis since Friday afternoon. The third, Jason Moran, drowned.

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