Investigation continues into death of Berkeley High School student

An official cause of death has yet to be determined for the Berkeley High School student who died Monday, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Erik Bordi said on Thursday..

The coroner’s office had not completed the autopsy, according to Bondi.

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Berkeley High School principal Juan Raygoza notified the families of the teen’s death in an email late Monday, adding that counseling would be available at the high school in the coming days.

“I am heartbroken to inform you of the death of a Berkeley High School student in an incident that occurred just one block from Berkeley High School during busy lunchtime today” , wrote Raygoza.

“Our thoughts are with this family and all members of the Berkeley High School community who may be affected by this loss.”

Berkeley Police told Berkeleyside they were investigating the death, but there “appeared to be no signs of foul play.”

The principal’s letter offered crisis resources, including these phone numbers:

  • Alameda County Crisis Support Services Hotline (24/7): 1-800-309-2131 Alameda County Crisis Hotline (16 a.m.-11 p.m./7 days a week): Text SAFE to 20121 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 1-800-273-8255Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth (24/7): 1-866-488-7386Berkeley Mental Health Mobile Crisis (11:30am-10pm; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday): 510-981-5254Bay Area Women Against Rape: 510-345-1056 • bawar.org/get-help-for-yourselfLove Is Respect, text LOVEIS to 22522 • Or call 1-866-331-9474

Martha K. Merrill