HENDERSON, Nev. -- There were plenty of hugs and comfort at the American Heritage Academy Thursday as the school remembered 5-year-old student Kiera Driscoll, who lost her life to the flu.
Kiera became the fourth child in Clark County to die from the latest outbreak of the infectious disease.
The school paid tribute to her by flying its outdoor flag at half-staff. A large color photograph of Kiera, showing her bright eyes as she posed in her school uniform, greeted those who entered the academy's lobby.
Her classroom seat was occupied by a stuffed animal and her name tag. But it wasn't business as usual for her classmates, who have been trying to help Kiera's family as they cope with her death. They are working on remembrance cards and drawing pictures of comfort for her parents.