Counselors and a safe room were available to students at Hermiston High School Monday after the death of a student.
The Hermiston School District was notified Monday morning by the Hermiston Police Department of the death of Jenna Thomas, a sophomore and member of the high school’s swim team, according to a news release from the district.
Members of the area crisis flight team that respond to schools during times of tragedy were on hand to help staff and students process the difficult news.
“The district asks for parent and community support by keeping an eye out for those students, or staff members, that may be struggling with the news,” the district stated. “If a student is struggling with the news counselors are available to provide emotional support. We are heartbroken for the Thomas family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and friends and relatives of Jenna.”