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Roswell principal found dead in home

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Grief counselors have been dispatched to Sweet Apple Elementary School after the principal was found dead.

Natalie Richman, 47, has been on leave for about a month before she suddenly died. Authorities discovered her inside her Alpharetta home on Wednesday evening.

Parents at the school are "shocked." According to a letter from the school, the fifth grade graduation has been postponed as a result of the sudden death.

Interim principal Cheryl Williams sent a letter to parents on Thursday morning:

"Good evening Parents & Guardians,

This is Cheryl Williams, Interim Principal at Sweet Apple. I'm calling to share some extremely sad news. We've learned that our dear Principal Natalie Richman unexpectedly passed away in her home today. We do not have any further details at this time.

We know that this news is shocking and difficult to receive. We will share this news with our students tomorrow afternoon, with the support of the district's Crisis Care Team. We know that every child reacts to the news of death differently, and we will do everything possible to provide support during this difficult time. Please pay close attention to your email for resources that we'll share with you on how to talk to your child about death.You know your child best. We encourage you to make the decision about your child's attendance tomorrow and/or Friday. Also, in light of this news, the 5th grade graduation ceremony is postponed. We will let you know where and when it will be once it is rescheduled. Let's stand strong together to help our children through this difficult time. We'll be in touch with more information as soon as it becomes available."

Richman's cause of death is unknown, at this time.
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