Upper Arlington Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

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An Upper Arlington elementary school is mourning the death of two of its students. Police continue to investigate what they’re calling a murder-suicide. Upper Arlington City Schools called in numerous counselors to Barrington Elementary School after it learned two of its students had been killed.

Upper Arlington Police say Samson and Solomon Geller were found dead in their home on Doone Road along with their father 35-year-old Troy Geller. The boys were six- and eight-years-old. Police are calling the deaths an apparent murder-suicide.

Upper Arlington City Schools spokesperson Dan Donovan said it’s a sad day for the school as well as the community.

“It’s shocked everyone here. But we’re trying to move ahead as best we can,” he said.

Donovan said some teachers and students have sought help from the grief counselors. Samson was a kindergartner. Solomon was in second grade.

“I mean everybody here at Barrington knows how happy they were, how excited they were, just like all of our students. You know, they loved coming to school,” Donovan said.

Donovan said the district will offer grief counselors as long as they’re needed.

Sarah Geller found the bodies of her husband and two sons late Sunday evening. “The initial calls indicated a shooting,” Upper Arlington Police Officer Heather Galli said. She said investigators are waiting on autopsy reports to determine the actual causes of death.

Galli said Sarah Geller had been away from home for the weekend. Officials say there had been no prior calls for police assistance from the Geller residence.

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