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Cobb County brothers who died described as giving students

Deadly wrecks

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned that the young men from Lassiter High School killed in a wreck Monday about 1 p.m. were on their way to dental appointments.

A letter to parents and students from Principal Chris Richie says:

“With a heavy heart, I must inform you that two of our students, brothers James (Jim) and Joe Pratt, were killed in a car accident on Highway 92 yesterday afternoon. There are no words that ease the pain that has devastated our Lassiter family and left us heartbroken.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned that the young men from Lassiter High School killed in a wreck Monday about 1 p.m. were on their way to dental appointments. (www.accessatlanta.com)

“James was a senior and Joe was a freshman, both can only be described as academically motivated, exceptional young men with tremendous leadership potential that we witnessed daily throughout our school and in our NJROTC program.”

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James Pratt (left) and Joe Pratt (right) were members of JROTC at Lassiter High School. (Cobb County School District)

The Pratts volunteered at Brumby Elementary during special events and after school programs.

The funeral service for James and Joe Pratt is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Rd., Marietta.

Read and sign the online guestbook for James and Joe Pratt

It was a bad day for metro Atlanta high schools. Four students from Langston Hughes High in Fulton County also died in an afternoon accident. A fifth was injured.

The AJC will follow this story through the day as we learn who the Langston Hughes students were, and will inform the community about coming services.

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