Derby Middle School mourns death of recently-retired teacher

Derby Middle School

DERBY, Kan. Derby Middle School Thursday night announced on its Facebook page that Jay Skaggs, a teacher who retired at the end of the past school year, died Thursday.

The school did not disclose how Skaggs died, but said, "He suffered an unfortunate accident at his home."

The school says Skaggs was looking forward to spending time with his family and starting a wood-working business.

"We know this will be a difficult time for many students and staff," the school says.

Derby Middle School says counselors will be available from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday (June 14) in the school's media center.