Kennedy Middle School Assistant Principal has died

Aiken County

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Sad news to report out of Aiken County. The assistant principal of Kennedy Middle School has passed away.

Sunday the sudden death of Jeff Harting was announced.

Monday, there will be counselors on hand for faculty and staff.

Harting worked at Kennedy Middle for 10 years to include being a teacher.

The school released the following statement:

We are heavyhearted as a school district family upon learning of the unexpected passing of Kennedy Middle School Assistant Principal Jeff Harting. We send all of our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Harting’s wife and their three children, his family and friends, and the Kennedy Middle School community of faculty, students, and staff. Mr. Harting will always be remembered as a passionate educator and administrator who placed the needs of others ahead of his own. Counselors are on site today at Millbrook Baptist Church with the Kennedy Middle staff and are available to provide support services to Kennedy Middle employees, students, and families.   

Kennedy Middle School also released the following statement:

The Kennedy Middle School family has been shocked and heartbroken by the news of the sudden passing of our beloved assistant principal Jeff Harting. Mr. Harting was and he will always remain an important member of our school family and we are grateful for the culture of excellence, kindness, respect, and inclusivity, which he helped to cultivate and grow at Kennedy Middle. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Mr. Harting’s wife, his three children, and his family. Counselors are available today at Millbrook Baptist Church for school employees, students, and families.

Mr. Harting’s funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation is at Mill Brook Baptist Church in Aiken:

  • August 13th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • August 14th: 10:00am – 11:00am

Funeral service is at Mill Brook Baptist Church in Aiken:

  • August 14th @11:00am

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