Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy

Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy

There are 41 comments on the The Press-Enterprise story from Jun 1, 2010, titled Students mourn slain 14-year-old boy. In it, The Press-Enterprise reports that:

Grief crisis counselors are on campus today at Rancho Viejo Middle School in Hemet where students and staff are mourning the slaying of 14-year-old Ruben Alfaro.

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Wondering

Perris, CA

#1 Jun 1, 2010
So sad. I have a 14 year old son as well that goes to Rancho Viejo Middle School. As soon as I get home Im going to remind him of how much I love him! RIP little one!
sorry

United States

#2 Jun 1, 2010
this 14yr old boy was full of tattoos and had his face pierced and belongs to a local gang. why would the parents allow this at this age. I'm sorry for your loss, but we need to all be better parents. I was a teen mom my self there is no excuse we need to stop the cycle.
astonished

Moreno Valley, CA

#3 Jun 2, 2010
This is a very sad story, i was on the street that night visiting family when this happened. my heart and prayers goes out to the family. Sorry from Wittier you astonish me, how the hell do you know this boy had tattoos and piercings or that he was part of a gang? and even if he was does that mean he deserved to have his life ended so early? it was distasteful and irrelevant for you to even comment on that. judge not yet ye be judged. please people just condolences for the family and move on. lord knows they don't need anymore hurt.
Sad

Banning, CA

#4 Jun 2, 2010
The memorial: A pair of teddy bears, BEER CANS, a Bible, candles and flowers.

Beer Cans? C'mon.
LUVD 1

United States

#5 Jun 2, 2010
F1rst off who ever sad is da beer cans werent kuz he drank dey were drunk 4 him by fam ... so get ur factz up 2 date ... nd so wat if he had 1 piercing on hiz face nd tattooz ... ur point iz ... y u ppl bn so judgemental ... no1 iz perfect were all born n2 a life of sin ... ruben waz a gud kid ... gud gradez, gud son, cousin, gud friend, gud everythyng ... ... hez a father nd another father 2 be ... ppl plz jus leave ur rude ass thoughtz 2 urself ...
LUVD 1

United States

#6 Jun 2, 2010
nd da part about da piercingz nd tattooz iz 2 whoever dat sorry person is ur jus a SORRY person 4 sayn dat ... will u guyz jus C'MON already ...
Jay

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jun 2, 2010
Ruben We Miss You! Yea He Had Tattos And Peircings ! So What Im Pretty Freaken Sure A Lot Of teens Do !! Maybe All The People Talking Crap Didnt Have A Childhood !
He Was A Good Kid ! Not Related To gangs ! People Should Stop Making Things Up(:
R.i.P. Lil Moreno<3 We Love You And Miss You ! And im Here For Your Family ; Kids ; And GF !
I Love You ! And Ill See You Again Some Dayy <333
jessica villalobos

Hemet, CA

#8 Jun 3, 2010
Sorry that you never had the pleasure of meeting him! BTW.. 2 Of his tatoos were of his parents names! So dont go running your mouth.He wasnt in a Gang. He was well known..& if love could have saved him he never would have died.I Only spent time with him a few times, and i learned he was a great person.
stoney

Moreno Valley, CA

#9 Jun 3, 2010
Jesus! Was the last three posts from his classmates? Is this the typical Hemet education in action?

Hey...instead of crying over this kid and leaving beer cans and BS posts about how you used to bump into him in the hallway and therefore know everything about his life....why don't you guys start an educational program in his name?
stoney

Moreno Valley, CA

#10 Jun 3, 2010
LUVD 1 wrote:
F1rst off who ever sad is da beer cans werent kuz he drank dey were drunk 4 him by fam ... so get ur factz up 2 date ... nd so wat if he had 1 piercing on hiz face nd tattooz ... ur point iz ... y u ppl bn so judgemental ... no1 iz perfect were all born n2 a life of sin ... ruben waz a gud kid ... gud gradez, gud son, cousin, gud friend, gud everythyng ...... hez a father nd another father 2 be ... ppl plz jus leave ur rude ass thoughtz 2 urself ...
You mean that 14 year old kid was a father and had another kid on the way????!?!? I really can't understand what the hell you wrote, but is that true?

Sorry for the dead kid. But HIS parents screwed up BAD to have a 14 year old tat and pierced and a father twice over. Hope they get deported because I am tired of supporting bastard kids.
Wondering

Perris, CA

#11 Jun 3, 2010
Stoney:

This whole situation is sad. Not only is a child dead but it appears that his family and peers are not very educated. All three of my children go to HUSD and are very intelligent. Please dont blame the school district, blame this families choice of lifestyle. City curfew is 10pm, there should not be any reason for any children to be out after this time. Obviously his parents didnt care and this kid paid the ultimate price. The little memorial set-up they had was absolutely incredible. There were beer cans along with other objects in memory of this child. All I have to say, is that apple doesnt fall to far from the tree. Teenagers...go to school, get educated, stay home, and be choosy as to whom you hang out with.
mika

Moreno Valley, CA

#12 Jun 3, 2010
Since you all were his friends. why didn't one of you buy him some condoms?

and Jessica? You seem like a staight up skank. You could of helped him put it on.
Pretty_Poison

Burbank, CA

#13 Jun 5, 2010
Heeeeellloooo....why was this child out at 1am? He was only 14 years old!! IF he had parents that truely cared for him, he never would have tattoos, never would be drinking, and if the POLICE were doing what they are suppose to "enforce curfew" this child might still be alive.

I do not blame the child, blame is clearly on the parents and the police in this town.
mmm

Northridge, CA

#14 Jun 5, 2010
i think its really dumb that u guys are only hearing one side of the story that lil boy ruben and his friends shot at the suspects first but the police are not saying anything about this why is nothing being said about this that lil boy ruben and his friends shot first their is even bullet holes on the black ford one of the suspects were hurt to because ruben and his friends shot first so if it wasent 4 his friends shooting first ruben would not be dead thoses friends just left him 2 die how can they live with there self its all there fault
mmm

Northridge, CA

#15 Jun 5, 2010
ruben was not all innocent like u guys are making him out to be they shot first ..i know he should have not died and im sorry 4 his family my family is also sad because r family is now in jail for murder when those dumb little boys shoot first
Do you hear yourself

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#16 Jun 5, 2010
LUVD 1 wrote:
F1rst off who ever sad is da beer cans werent kuz he drank dey were drunk 4 him by fam ... so get ur factz up 2 date ... nd so wat if he had 1 piercing on hiz face nd tattooz ... ur point iz ... y u ppl bn so judgemental ... no1 iz perfect were all born n2 a life of sin ... ruben waz a gud kid ... gud gradez, gud son, cousin, gud friend, gud everythyng ...... hez a father nd another father 2 be ... ppl plz jus leave ur rude ass thoughtz 2 urself ...
Wow! Perhaps you should concentrate on school because your ghetto spelling makes me lose hope for the future!
concerned citizen

Chino Hills, CA

#17 Jun 5, 2010
blame is on the parents for allowing their they son to basically raise himself. Put the parents or guardian in jail for failing that child and if he took part in any of this he is paying the ultimate sacrafice with his life regardless of who started what the people in jail did not have to do that. has anyone ever heard of calling the police?
concerned citizen

Chino Hills, CA

#18 Jun 5, 2010
or is calling the police and reporting a so called shooting worse than spending your life in jail for murdering a child?
God comfort his family

Pinon Hills, CA

#19 Jun 7, 2010
My daughter had 2 classes with Ruben, when I picked her up after school, she was in shock and very sad. She said mom he was my age, I got chills. No matter if he had tatoos a piercing or what we are not suppost to judge each other anyways. She told me he was a very funny & kind person & she will miss him very much. May God comfort his family.
Hector

Moreno Valley, CA

#20 Jun 7, 2010
God comfort his family wrote:
My daughter had 2 classes with Ruben, when I picked her up after school, she was in shock and very sad. She said mom he was my age, I got chills. No matter if he had tatoos a piercing or what we are not suppost to judge each other anyways. She told me he was a very funny & kind person & she will miss him very much. May God comfort his family.
Why didn't your daughter help him use a condom?

It seems like everyone who smelled this kids fart is on here posting what a "good" person he was. Unless you were there when he got shot, the you don't know jackshit.

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