An online donation page has been established to assist the family of Watkins Elementary School academic officer Olutayo Ayodeji with funeral costs for his son. The Capitol Hill Cluster School includes Stuart-Hobson Middle School and Peabody Elementary School, in addition to Watkins.
Oludumare “Sule” Ayodeji, 16, was reported missing on July 1 and was found dead in a river in D.C., NBC Washington reported. He was identified Monday.
Authorities have yet to release the cause of his death.
Dawn Clemens, principal of Stuart-Hobson, wrote in a letter to Capitol Hill Cluster School parents and staff that Olutayo Ayodeji has worked with the Cluster for the past eight years.
“We are a Cluster family and Mr. Ayodeji and his family could now use our assistance,” Clemens wrote. “Anything you could do to help would be appreciated.”
So far, more than $5,950 has been donated to assist with the family’s funeral expenses.
Olutayo Ayodeji didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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