The Boston Public Schools released a statement on the death of Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old BPS graduate who worked at the Boys & Girls Club located at the Hennigan School in JP. She was shot Saturday morning in Dorchester during a parade, apparently an untargeted victim of gunfire.
The schools released their statement via Twitter:
“Dawnn Jaffier served in two of our schools – the Tobin K-8 and the Hennigan – as a community partner. We are mourning her loss tonight. Our students called her ‘Coach Dawnn.’ She was a BPS graduate who returned to our schools as a partner to motivate and mentor children. They looked up to her, and so did we. Dawnn was a loving, generous young woman who made it her mission to improve the lives of others. We send our condolences to her family, and even as we mourn, we are grateful for her life.”