Student Death @ Troy HS in Fullerton

Start Date: 06/04/2019


On June 2nd, the OCED CRN asked HOPE to send one team to Troy High School due to a teacher death. The reason they only wanted one team was due to the districts apprehension about bringing dogs on to the campus. Henry and I arrived at about 10:15 AM. We were met by the schools Principle's secretary. She told me they were very happy a team was finally allowed to come on to campus. Prior to our arrival, we were advised that our mission was to comfort the staff and educate the administration on what HOPE does and how they can make a positive impact on the school during incidents such as a school death. Our first contact was with the schools Vice Principal and the schools resource officer. As we were talking with the VP and SRO, a little girl walked up and wanted to pet Henry. She sat on the floor at which time Henry sauntered over and laid on the girls lap. As they were laying there, the Principal walked out his office. We stood there for about 20 minutes talking about HOPE and the standards we strive for. In less than 2 hours we only interacted with 15 people. Our time was spent laying the ground work for future visits and educating administrators about HOPE AACR.

Agency: Orange County Department of Education