Kelsey Meadows: Substitute teacher killed in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS - Kelsey Meadows, a 28-year-old California substitute teacher, died in the mass shooting, according to her family and the Taft Union High School District, where she worked.

Meadows graduated from Taft Union High School in 2007 and later earned a bachelor's degree from Fresno State University. She returned to the Taft community, where she had worked as a regular substitute teacher with the district since 2012, the district said in a statement.

Taft Union High School Principal Mary Alice Finn said Meadows was "smart, compassionate and kind."

"She had a sweet spirit and a love for children," Finn told CNN. "Words cannot adequately capture the sorrow felt by her students, colleagues and friends in learning of her passing."

Meadows' family posted a Facebook message asking people to please "keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we try and move past this horrible time."

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