Buffalo teacher dies on student trip to Costa Rica

Mar 26, 2013

Buffalo's Tapestry Charter School is mourning the loss of a teacher who died Monday while leading students on a cultural exchange program in Costa Rica.

Sarah Acton, 31, was a Spanish teacher who had taught at the school for more than five years. School officials say she died unexpectedly of natural causes. 

Acton's students being cared for in the Central American country by a program coordinator and a school principal is heading there today to bring them home. 

Tapestry Executive Director Joy Pepper says Acton was a "dedicated, caring and loving educator."

Grief counselors have been made available for students and staff.  A celebration of Acton's life will be held sometime next month.