Community remembers Whitley County High School student killed in ATV accident

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 19:31:44-04

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Whitley County High School student has died in an accident.

Superintendent John Siler confirmed in a Facebook post that Fisher Barton was a junior at the school. Barton was the vice president of the junior class, a member of the Scholastic 3D Archery team, an FFA officer and worked at a local veterinary office.

The principal commented that he was one of those students that everyone knew and loved to be around.

"So it's really a shock that somebody that was no nice, so good, so sweet and kind had their life cut short," said Scholastic Archery Coach Amanda Long.

Additional counselors will be available at the high school to speak with students and staff, according to the Facebook post.

An article in the News Journal and additional Facebook posts indicated he died in an ATV accident in Tennessee on Friday evening.