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Wong Children Are 'Doing The Best They Can'

Twinsburg Superintendent Kathryn Powers says that the children of Glenn and Tami Wong are surrounded by the love of family members and support from their community.

The two children of Glenn and Tami Wong are "doing the best they can" considering the death of their mother and arrest of their father on Feb. 24.

Twinsburg Schools Superintendent Kathryn Powers said that many family members have inquired about the children, a 10-year-old girl who is a fourth grader at Dodge Intermediary School and a 8-year-old boy who is in second grade at Bissell Elementary School.

Powers said that the children, who are living with an aunt, are coping.

"The children are doing the best they can under the circumstances and are surrounded by the love of their family members," she said. "We will continue to support the children while their family makes decisions about their future."

Both children were home during the Feb 24 domestic dispute that lead to Tami Wong's death. The 10-year-old was the one who called 911.

Glenn Wong has been arrested and charged with the murder of Tami Wong. He pleaded not guilty to one-count of aggravated murder, and his case has since been sent to Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

Powers said that guideance counselors are available to assist any children who are trying to understand this tragedy. She said that the district is also working with the Twinsburg Ministerial Association to sponsor an evening where community members can come in and talk and seek help if needed.

"It is unfathomable that we are experiencing such sadness and grief," Powers said. "At the same time, it is heartening to see neighbor supporting neighbor and friends extending hands to each other.

"Stay strong and lean on one another for through adversity and grief come strength," she added.

Carl S March 07, 2013 at 07:20 AM
God Bless you Auntie :-). We are glad family stepped up to the plate. Lucky kids in that respect. I recomend NOT listening to that 911 call the little girl had to make. It is haunting. She did a wonderful job. I turned it off for the 2nd half of it. Gutwrenching. I wish them well.

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