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Community Center Reopening Following Boy's Drowning

Kyzr Willis wandered away from the Curley Community Center and he later drowned at a nearby beach

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    A South Boston community center reopened to kids Tuesday, one week after the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016)

    A South Boston community center will reopen to kids Tuesday, one week after the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy. 

    Kyzr Willis wandered away from the Curley Community Center and he later drowned at a nearby beach. No foul play is suspected in his death. 

    Kyzr's body was located about 15 yards from the shore behind a bathhouse that's part of the community center. 

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh met with parents Monday to reassure them of some changes to make sure this tragedy doesn't happen again. 

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    The changes include head counts throughout the day and more staff members to oversee the children. Thirty-four security cameras have been installed as well. 

    Willis' family feels it's too soon. 

    Walsh said, "Unfortunately, you have to open the camp, a lot of parents depend on it. There's probably no right time to open the camp for the parents. I can't imagine, I try to put myself in their shoes." 

    Walsh said the city is doing everything they can for the Willis family. 

    The center's director was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday. 

    Kyzr will be laid to rest on Thursday. 

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