Teacher killed by flying manhole cover

BOSTON, Massachusetts (WHDH) – A women killed by a manhole cover that apparently flew loose on a busy Boston highway has been identified as an art teacher at a Boston-area elementary school.

Glover Elementary School Principal Sheila Kukstis says Caitlin Clavette had been on her way to work Friday to the school in Milton when she was killed.

Kukstis says Clavette had been an art teacher at the school since 2011. She describes her Clavette as a “talented and valued member” of the faculty.

The school will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon for parents who need guidance on how to talk to their children about the accident.

The district says Clavette was a graduate of Winchester High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from College of William and Mary in Virginia and her masters from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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