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ECHS students donate to honor fallen firefighter

On May 8, members of CAL FIRE, Escondido Fire and Escondido Police were on hand at Escondido Charter High School when a check for $5,500 was presented to Ashley Iverson from the school’s criminal justice class. In March of this year, the Escondido Charter High School criminal justice class held a fundraiser at Blue Mug Coffee and Tea. Proceeds from beverage sales at the event and sales of a specially made t-shirt that honors the memory of CAL FIRE Engineer Cory Iverson raised funds to benefit the Iverson family. Iverson, who was originally from Escondido, died in the line of duty battling a wildfire in 2017 in Ventura County. He left behind a wife, Ashley, and two young children. Ashley Iverson continues to honor the memory of Cory through the Iverson Foundation (

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