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Volume 4, Issue 84  |  October 18, 2019


Letter to the Editor:

Reference to CdMHS has little bearing on story

May I respectfully point out that using “former CdM student” in the headline in the last edition (for the Camden Nicholson story, Tuesday, Feb. 19) does two unfortunate things: 1. It adds pain to the 2,000+ CdM students, plus recent grads, who have been through so much loss the past 18 months. 2. It draws negative attention to a school that is doing so many great things and making so many healthy changes since the suicide of one of our beloved students.

While it may be interesting to some that the 27-year-old suspect went to CdM, it is not relevant to the homicide investigation and he attended about 9 years ago. It is not relevant to current events, their timing, or their cause. Mentioning his attendance seems more appropriate as a minor mention (as part of his general background) in the story but not the headline. 

We CdM parents hold our breaths when a tragic event happens in town. “Please Lord, don’t let it be a CdM family” is texted around town every single time, including this one. These kids have been through so much.

Thanks for listening. I’m not intending to be critical but wanted to engender some empathy for the CdMHS community. 

Sincerely,

Ruth Kobayashi

Newport Beach

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