|Tech student dies; suicide is suspected
A student who attended Technology High in Rohnert Park apparently committed suicide on Thursday, March 27.
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Superintendent and Technology High Principal Robert Haley said the school and district were unable to speak publicly about the suicide. The former Lawrence Jones Middle School student’s name has not been released.
Students at both Technology High and LJMS, were obviously upset about the suicide, and grief counselors were employed to both campuses on Friday and Monday, according to Technology High office manager April Nelson.
The victim was in the Expeditionary Learning (ExL) program, which is a specialized district program that provides an alternative learning environment for those between the sixth and eighth grades.
The cause of death remains unclear. Phone calls to the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety were not returned by the time The Community Voice went to print.