Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The coronavirus has claimed the life of a Marine veteran-turned-middle school principal in Waco, Texas, according to local officials.“We are so deeply saddened by the loss of Phillip Perry, principal of G.W. Carver Middle School,” the Waco Independent School District announced on Facebook. “Mr. Perry has been a role model to countless students in our district and in his neighborhood.” (Waco ISD) Perry, 49, also umpired local youth baseball games and refereed basketball games.Before he became an educator, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to KWTX.He was a Waco native who graduated from Waco High School in 1989, the station reported. While there, he played on the basketball team.He had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver said Perry’s death was the first COVID-19 death in McLennan County. He said the principal had unspecified underlying health conditions.CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE“This is a tragic development, but not an unforeseen one,” Deaver said in a statement. “I call for all of our community to keep the victim’s family in their prayers

Continue To Full Article