Scouras, who had been warned by school operator Lawrence Hervey not to swim in the pool alone, disregarded his caution, and used a set of keys from the school's bus driver to gain access to the pool. When she dived into the deep end of the pool, she was knocked unconscious, according to Fairfax County Medical Examiner Dr. Emanuel Newman.
Shortly before her death, Scouras commented to Helen Martin, another teacher at the school, that she was an "expert swimmer".
- "Teacher, 22, Drowns in School Pool." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): B1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). May 15 1957. Web. 8 Feb. 2012.