Students schedule candlelight vigil for Chris Jaquez at Olive Peirce Middle School

Olive Peirce Middle School students wear orange and blue, the favorite colors of fellow student Chris Jaquez, who died on Sept. 17. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Students at Olive Peirce Middle School will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. on Wednesday for eighth-grader Chris Jaquez, who died on Sept. 17.

The vigil will be held outside the band room at the school, 1521 Hanson Lane. Jaquez was a drummer in the school’s jazz band.

During school on Wednesday, many students wore Jaquez’s favorite colors ­— orange and blue — in his memory. School officials said the student, who apparently committed suicide, was talented, well-liked, and respected by teachers and by peers.

A 24-hour crisis line is available for those at risk of suicide at 888-724-7240, or see Up2SD.org.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Sep 19 2012. Filed under Featured Story, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Students schedule candlelight vigil for Chris Jaquez at Olive Peirce Middle School”

  1. elizabeth lynch

    IT IS SO TERRIBLE WHAT JUST HAPPENED WITH THIS KID WITH A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM.MY CONDOLENCES TO THE PARENTS AND FAMILY. MY PRAYERS AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM.WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE MORE WITH OUR CHILDREN TO MAKE SURE IF OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING BULLIED OR IF OUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES BULLYING OTHER CHILDRENS WE PARENTS NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND HELP OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE ITS AFFECTING THE OTHER CHILDREN AROUND THEM.

  2. Guest

    There was “alleged” bullying on this young man, per comments on his Facebook page, per the news, although OPMS likes to deny this. God rest his soul. I am sorry to hear this news, although I didn’t know him. My son was once bullied in school, and the school, all of the schools in this lovely town (not!) did nothing!! I thank God that my son finished school 5 years ago, and despise ALL of you who made those school years so memorable. Others like you have, once again, tormented someone and made them miserable. I beleive 100% without a doubt, that there was bullying!!! I hope that all the bullies get it back to them ten fold and 100 times worse back to them and shame on all of you! My prayers and thoughts to the family who loss their son. The Ramona school suck!! The kids, a good majority of them, are as mean as snakes. If you kids are tired of losing friends, close your mouths and open your eyes. Treat and speak to your peers as you wish to be treated. You are no better than anyone else.

  3. guest

    Your comments will only be posted if they are founded to be liked by the community, and put the powers that be in a good light. If you want to tell the truth AND get posted try CRAIGSLIST! AS I will!!

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