SALISBURY, Md.- Sometimes the book of life closes too soon.
"At first I was hoping I didn't know who they were. When I found out who they were, you start thinking about the past that you had with them," said Mike Baglieri, an art teacher at Parkside High School in Salisbury.
Baglieri said he was shocked to hear about two of his students involved in a dirt bike accident.
Fifteen-year old Josh Fridley and 16-year old David Polk were riding the dirt bike. Josh, who was the dirt bike's operator, was killed.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Josh's dirt bike collided with the left side of a passenger bus on Thursday on Tuscola Avenue. David was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries.
Authorities noted that the 2011 YAMAHA 125 dirt bike was not registered or insured to be driven on the road.
Neither Josh nor David were wearing helmets, according to investigators.
Baglieri said he taught both boys and that they were good students.
He spoke to Josh during the last period of the school day on Thursday.
"I was asking him how things were going and he said things were going pretty well for him," said Baglieri.
Principal Micah Stauffer said a moment of silence was held Friday morning.
He also said students and staff greeted one another with hugs and could not hold back tears.
"Our students have responded wonderfully with one another in relying on one another to get through something like this," Stauffer said.
The accident is a tragedy neighbors in Josh's community are coping with.
Neighbors who knew Josh say that he was a hard worker. He did odd jobs for people around the neighborhood, like mowing grass. Neighbors also say that he saved money for one year to buy his dirt bike. Josh had his bike for one week before he lost his life on Tuscola Avenue.
Elveus Paul says he didn't see the crash, but was in his yard when it happened.
"That's sad. It really hurt me because I have a son almost the same age. I'm so sorry for his parents," said Paul.
At Parkside High School, Stauffer said he is hopeful students can move forward.
"They have these memories and they have each other," said Stauffer.
Memories that will last a lifetime.
Parkside High School lost English teacher Alice Davis last year. She was murdered.
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