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Family of teacher who died in coach crash pay tribute
5:42pm Sunday 19th February 2012 in News
THE family of Peter Rippington, the teacher killed in this morning's coach crash in France, have paid tribute to him.
Mr Rippington, a popular maths teacher at Alvechurch Middle School, had led the party of pupils on the annual half term skiing holiday.
A statement from the Rippington family said: "We, as a family, are devastated at the tragic loss of Peter, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, friend and teacher.
“We are still extremely concerned about the health of his wife, Sharon, who was injured and is still recovering in hospital in France.
"Sharon is accompanied by her daughter Amy, who escaped the incident with minor injuries.
“Until they are safely home we ask that our privacy is respected and that we are left to grieve with our friends and family.”
It is believed 10 people are still being treated in hospital and 22 people have minor injuries.