The East Palestine City School District is mourning the loss of its assistant band director and choir director.

According to a message on the district's website, assistant band director and choir director Anthony Chiporo died early Thursday morning. An all-call was sent out to families of students informing them of Chiporo's passing.

Grief counselors have been set up in both the middle school and high school buildings to support students affected by the loss.

Additional information including funeral arrangements and a cause of death have not been revealed at this time, but the district says they will provide more information as it comes.