The Bethpage school community mourns the loss of Oleksandr (Sasha) Safronov. Sasha was a vibrant young man with many, many friends. In addition to being a good student, his artistic talents were on full view in the work he created for our drama productions and he was a dedicated athlete. His life deeply touched his fellow students, teachers and staff members at Bethpage High School.

High School counselors and teachers are meeting with his many friends to offer comfort and grief counseling. Students at Central Blvd. where Sasha's brother attended are also being counseled.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Safronov family.