Early County Interim Superintendent Bronwyn Reagan-Martin has been with the school system for almost 12 years. "They were solid teachers. Good folks, good folks from our community," she said.
Over those years, she's seen lots of good teachers. That's why she's at a loss about what happened to two standout teachers and two students at an Early County home Friday night.
Something caused a man to snap inside his family home on Second Kolomoki Road just north of Blakely. "It was just something totally unexpected that you would never anticipate," Martin continued.
Sheriff deputies say Matthew Justice shot his wife, daughter and son before turning the gun on himself. His wife--Amy - died at the home. Their 14 year old son-- Garrett-- died a day later. Their daughter managed to survive after being shot in the abdomen.
"She just loved her students and that just come through so clearly in her teaching day to day," Early County Elementary School Principal David Ferry said about Amy Justice.
Amy Justice taught gifted students the school. Ferry had to deliver the news to faculty.
"We had to go through and call pretty much every individual and just repeat it again and again. It was very trying," Ferry continued.
Matthew Justice was also a teacher. He taught science at Early County Middle School. It was at the same school his son Garrett was a member of the band.
"It will be difficult for students, staff, the whole communtity. It's going to be a hard process," Martin continued.
School resumes in just two weeks-- leaving administrates with the task of comforting hundreds of students. "Ii don't know that we can overcome it but we just have to learn how to carry on," Ferry continued.
Overcoming the unexplainable... carrying on the memories.