Popular Concord High School teacher passes away unexpectedly

WILMINGTON (WPVI) -- Students at Concord High School in Wilmington were given the day off Monday to deal with the sudden passing of a beloved teacher.

Thom Labarbera died over the weekend.

The popular social studies teacher had been with the Brandywine School District for the past 20 years.

In a Facebook post, the district called LaBarbera's death "unexpected and tragic."

Teachers and crisis team staff will be on hand Tuesday to help students cope with the loss.
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