Erie's Public Schools said some of the children who died in a fire at an Erie daycare Sunday attended its schools, according to a statement it released Monday morning:

“We are all profoundly saddened to learn of the deaths of five children, including some who attend Erie’s Public Schools, in a tragic fire early Sunday morning. The entire EPS family sends our deepest condolences to their families and friends, and stands ready to support all those affected. Counselors and other professionals who are trained to help meet the emotional needs of our students, staff and parents will be available to anyone who may want or need assistance in the days ahead. Those who need support should call the district administration building or their school. We also want to thank the first responders who worked tirelessly that day, embodying true selflessness.”

Erie’s Public Schools

The fire claimed the lives of five children. Shevona Overton, who is the mother of four of the children killed, released a statement and shared photos of the kids with Erie News Now on Monday.