|Bakersfield teacher dies in Catalina SCUBA accident|
Posted by on February 24, 2006 at 14:43:02:|
BAKERSFIELD - Students and staff at a local elementary school are mourning the passing of a beloved teacher.
Fifty-year-old Les Staats was a first grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School for 20-years.
On Saturday, he died during a scuba diving accident on Catalina Island.
The principal of the school, Dr. Ida Randall, said Staats’ free spirit will be missed.
Staats will be buried in Oregon.
A special memorial service will be held Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Stine Road in Bakersfield.
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