Mye’Zavier Cannady, a pupil in the Brunswick City School District, passed away. Officials from the school district told 3News that a junior at Brunswick High School had been shot and killed.
Following is the full message that Superintendent Jason Niedermeyer sent to Brunswick City School District families:
“Yesterday evening, the Brunswick City School District was notified about the tragic death of one of our high school students. Please know that we have a well-trained crisis response team in place, and they will be working to ensure our students and staff have a support network to help them navigate this loss. This team will be available for students and staff on Monday in the Student Center.
Loss of any type within our community can cause emotional and behavioral responses. As a result, please encourage your student to reach out if they need someone to talk with during this difficult time.
Brunswick is an incredible community. The tragic loss of one of our students will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on our students, families, and staff. Every student in our district is a valued, cherished member of our BCSD family. Our hearts are heavy for the loved ones who mourn.
Please keep the loved ones of this student in your thoughts and prayers.”
The town of Brunswick is mourning a life lost too soon on this sad day.
After learning of the passing of her 17-year-old brother Myezavier “Zay” Cannady, Ayannah Woodard is speechless.
“I honestly don’t know how to feel right now,” said Ayannah Woodard, Zay’s sister. “My heart is really numb.”
“We always had a close relationship. He was close with my parents. I was close with his parents. He was always over the house every day,” said Woodard.
Woodard and the others now only have the memories of what they once shared.
“You’d always see him screaming in the hallway saying what’s up to people or just doing random TikTok dances, it was funny,” said Ayden Miller, Zay’s friend.
“Zay was the most caring, loveable nice friendly person ever. He would give you his last if that’s all he had. He was just everything,” said Woodard.
Cannady’s father confirmed to News 5 that his son passed away on Friday night in Warren, Ohio.
Jason A. Niedermeyer Statement
At a balloon-launching event held in Zay’s honor on Saturday afternoon at Brunswick Lake Park, News 5 spoke with his father.
Jason A. Niedermeyer, the superintendent, acknowledged the information in a statement. On Monday, he said, students and staff will have access to a “well-trained crisis response team.”
“It is really a blessing to see everybody here to support,” said Woodard.
“He didn’t deserve any of this, and love is stronger than hate,” said Miller.
“I want everyone to remember how kind he was because even if he was sad, he’d do anything in his power to make sure everyone was happy,” said Makenna Harnish, Zay’s friend.
The cause of death of Mye’Zavier Cannady is yet to be known at this time.