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Conner Snyder, left, and Brinley Snyder

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown Area School District continues to offer its support to those grieving the tragic deaths of 8-year-old Conner Snyder and his 4-year-old sister, Brinley.

Conner was a third-grade student at the district's Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School in Greenwich Township.

The school offered counseling to students and staff immediately following the children's deaths in September.

On Monday, following the arrest of their mother, Lisa Snyder, on charges of first- and third-degree murder, the district's superintendent, Christian Temchatin, released a statement:

"As a district, we continue to celebrate the life of Conner Snyder and his sister, Brinley. In the case of a young life lost tragically, it can be difficult to find justice. We are grateful to District Attorney Adams, his office, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the focused time and attention they have given to ensuring that our legal system does what it does best in identifying truth. We will continue to support the children and adults impacted by this news. As always, our counselors will be available in our schools for those who need support. We are fortunate to be a community with strong families who raise resilient children."

"Conner was always smiling and happy. Recently he became very interested in the book series Dogman. He could often be found giggling to himself while reading them during reading workshop. He had a growing love of science, specifically rocks, and minerals and was looking forward to the upcoming science unit. He would often bring rocks to show his teacher. He spoke lovingly of his sister Brinley. Often when he would have the opportunity to pick a reward in school, he would select something that he could bring home for her." 

Lisa Snyder is being held in the Berks County Jail without bail.