Los Gatos High students, staff share ...

Los Gatos High students, staff share grief surrounding deaths of three schoolmates

There are 10 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Los Gatos High students, staff share grief surrounding deaths of three schoolmates. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Students pass by a memorial at Los Gatos High School March 11, 2009 for Dennis Cyncor-McMillan, a student who drowned over the weekend.

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So sad

Santa Rosa, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2009
My thoughts are with these families.

No information as to how this young girl lost her life?
sophie

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Mar 18, 2009
hell of a year for these poor kids. :(
Reef Dweller

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 18, 2009
Here's the students (hopefully) very first lesson in hard realities. It is unfortunate but it has happened to almost every high school student at one time or another - it even happened to my high school back in 1974 when we lost three students at one time.

If nothing more comes of this tragedy, let it be that it saved one more young adult, simply by increasing awareness of the events that lead to each student's death.

Sympathies and blessings to the families and friends of the lost.

There but by the grace of God go mine.....
losgatosgrad

United States

#5 Mar 18, 2009
my heart is with everyone in los gatos. When I went to school there we lost Bryce Bird and I remember how hard it was, but how much it brought everyone together, I hope all the students find the strength to help each other through this.

its tragic and painful to loose a life so unexpectedly. not to mention three

rip
Real Cool

Portland, OR

#7 Mar 18, 2009
Remember, only the good die young. These must have been some fine young folks.
Hope

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Mar 18, 2009
I hope that during these rough times, these kids get the support they deserve. There's a lot of negativity surrounding high school kids assuming that they are all up to no good. It's just not true. I hope the adults can step it up and really encourage these kids and show them the love they need. This is a "big" adult thing to have happen when they are so young...give them the tools to get through this...
very sad

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Mar 18, 2009
may God bless you all.
McBunny

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Mar 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers for the parents....
slightly salty

San Jose, CA

#11 Mar 19, 2009
Wow these sad events take me back to high school, when two students in our freshman class died within a week of each other. One girl died right in our school, killed by an M80 placed in a glass fire extinguisher enclosure; another died a horrible death in a highway accident. It was incomprehensible at the time, and it is still a vivid memory over 30 years later. The leadership at the LG school can make a huge difference in the way these kids process the experience. It is no small thing to deal with the deaths of your friends or acquaintances and the concept of your own mortality first-hand for the first time. I hope that these kids emerge stronger and wiser from the experience.
Jana

San Jose, CA

#12 Mar 18, 2010
Why is it such a secret with all the los gatos school deaths and suicides? Parents of these children need to come forward and speak (after they have grieved of course) so that other children can get the help they need. This is senseless and the papers don't seem to keep up with all this. Help these children.

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