Fauquier principal Kraig Kelican succumbs to injuries from car accident

Kraig Kelican, principal of Fauquier High School and son of former James Wood High School football coach and athletic director Jerry Kelican, passed away Thursday.

He succumbed to injuries suffered in a car crash the morning of September 6th on I-66 in Fauquier County.

Kelican’s entire 34 year career was spent in Fauquier County as at teacher, assistant principal and principal.

Superintendent Major Warner issued a statement which included, “(Kraig) was a wonderful leader and champion of kids, and the Falcon community was better because of Kraig’s impact and leadership.”

The school has made support staff available for students and staff to guide them during their time of grief.

Superintendent Warner also asked the community to keep the Kelican Family and Falcon Nation in your thoughts and prayers.

To view the statement from Fauquier County Public Schools, click here.

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