Bristow Middle School principal dies at age 52

BRISTOW, Okla. — Brian Burden, the principal at Bristow Middle School, died suddenly Monday morning at age 52.

The cause of his death has not been determined, though it is believed to be an unexpected medical issue.

Burden worked with Bristow Public Schools for many years and community members said they are devastated by his passing. Counselors were on hand at the school Monday to help those who are grieving.

He was described as a great leader, incredible husband and father, strong motivator and an amazing role model.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.