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“These people would do anything in the world for you — just incredible people,” Mr. Thomas said. For instance, Mr. Thomas said, the Brownings would pick up debris along the street.

Mr. Thomas said his son was devastated when he learned of the deaths.

Mr. Thomas said he recently sold Mr. Browning a trailer that the scoutmaster planned to use for Boy Scout outings. It was parked yesterday in the Brownings’ driveway.

Counselors were to be available today to meet with students at Dulaney High, said Charles Herndon, a county school spokesman. He declined to say where the teen’s younger brothers went to school.