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Hamilton High School Mourns Death of Football Player

Counselors were on hand for students returning from vacation after Aaron Zagorski, 18, died on New Year's Day.

Hamilton High School students and staff are mourning the death of a student on the first day back in class after the holidays.

Senior Aaron Zagorski, 18, died of a gunshot wound Tuesday. Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy  Jennifer Wallschleger said the department received the call about Zagorski’s death at 9:35 a.m. She said the detective’s bureau is still compiling evidence and information about the incident, and no further information could be released.

Hamilton public relations coordinator Denise Lindberg said counselors were available for individual students Wednesday on an as-needed basis.

Zagorski played linebacker for the Chargers varsity football team this year, and earned first team all conference honors. He was also named a Hamilton Student of the Month in November in the business department.

The family will receive relatives and friends during a service at 9 a.m. Jan. 5 at St. James Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls. A mass will follow at noon.

According to his obituary with the Schmidt and Bartelt funeral home, Zagorski will be remembered for his, “tremendous sense of humor, his quick wit, and his sensible heart.”

Tyler Another Maher January 04, 2013 at 04:35 AM
I've know Aaron sense we were kids, grew up down the street from eachother. Alwasy remember playing and messing around with him and his brother and I must say, he's got the be the nicest guy. Wasn't a second during the day he didn't have a smile on his face, and made sure everyone had a smile as well. R.I.P Aaron, you will be missed by everyone.
Susan Maddux January 04, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I am sorry for you loss! I have had two daughters attend Hamilton High school, so I feel somewhat connected, we are one big family there. When one family hurts, we all feel the pain! We are praying for you, I think Aaron would want everyone to carry on his memory by being loving and caring and uplifting one another, like he did!
Joyce Okoro January 04, 2013 at 09:25 PM
My deepest Condolences go out to the Zagorksi family. I am an Hamilton High School alumni (Class of 2011) I am soo sad over the news of this death. You have my prayers. :/ #ZStrong
Gw January 05, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Teens and adults die often in the county and surrounding counties from suicide but never is the information released. I am shocked how much was released about his death. The fact that it is in the media immediately following his death shows that he made a huge impact. It does not matter how he did but it should bring to light that depression can hit everyone. Unforuntally it won against this strong, wonderful, talented man. My condolences to his family, friends and everyone else who is mourning his loss.
Andrea January 05, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Deepest deepest empathy for all of your family & friends.

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