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Teacher and Ex-Husband Dead, 1 Wounded in Fauquier County Home

A 30-year-old teacher and her ex-husband died

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office

An elementary school teacher and her ex-husband died and a third person was shot and wounded in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Fauquier County, Virginia, Sunday night, authorities said.

Deputies found 30-year-old Bengu Beachley and her ex-husband 51-year-old John Beachley dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside Bengu's home in the 7500 block of Hancock Street in Bealeton about 8:45 p.m., the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said.

A third person who was shot is recovering authorities said.

The sheriff's office said the shooting was an isolated incident and there was no danger to the community.

Bengu Beachley taught English to students who are not native speakers at Grace Miller Elementary School.

"While the circumstances around her passing are concerning, we want to reassure you that this tragedy poses no threat to our school community . Our hearts are grieving, and we know you will join us in our concern and sympathy for the family," a spokesperson for Fauquier County Public Schools said in a statement. "We also know that this loss will affect many students, staff, and members of our school community. We will do everything we can to help your child and our employees through this experience."

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