Rumors may have started circulating already, and this post is to clarify, as best I am able, what has happened to Ms. Braddock.
According to Dr. Essex, last week he performed neurosurgery on Ms. Braddock, in an attempt, I believe, to cure her blindness.
The operation revealed more damage than originally diagnosed. And as a result of the surgery, Ms. Braddock is in a coma, and Dr. Essex is uncertain when, or if, she will recover. Her lawyers and next of kin have been notified.
Dr. Essex is taking a journey that he hopes will be able to shed some light on a way to help Ms. Braddock make a full recovery.
And before the question is asked, no, none of the teachers save Dr. Essex and Ms. Braddock knew of the surgery before Dr. Essex announced his result to the staff on Saturday.
Visiting her is not possible at this time, with Dr. Essex away from the school. When he returns, anyone interested may ask him for permission.