Students, colleagues and friends are mourning a Fulton teacher and coach who died Saturday night after a van hit her.
Sue Scheer was crossing Alpharetta Street when the driver of the van did not see the teacher, police told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik.
Scheer had been with Fulton County Schools for 18 years, the district confirmed to Petchenik. She was most recently an adaptive physical education teacher at Vickery Mill Elementary, Mt. Park Elementary and Roswell High.
Cinthia Cabrales said Scheer was a regular at Pure Taqueria in downtown Roswell. Cabrales described the teacher as a person special to the community.
"She was just someone who came in and was always happy to see you. Always had a hug, always had a kiss for you," Cabrales said.
Police told Channel 2 Action News Scheer was leaving Lucky's Burger and Brew when a van traveling northbound struck her.
She died at the scene.
Tributes for Scheer have poured in with hundreds of comments on what she meant to the community. Scheer organized a benefit for ALS every year, which will go on in her memory next Tuesday.
"She's in a better place and reunited with her mother. She'll always be in our hearts," Lucky's manager told Petchenik.
Channel 2 Action News reached out to the Fulton County Schools District, who sent us this statement:
"Ms. Scheer, who most referred to as Sue, impacted many during her time with us and will be greatly missed by our community, teachers, staff and students. Our principals are currently working closely with our Counseling Psychological Social Work Services Department to offer support to our students and faculty during this difficult time."
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