(Updated at 2:23 p.m.): An individual who works for the SMMUSD and requested not to be named told Santa Monica Patch on Saturday afternoon that the student who attempted suicide has died.
A student attempted to commit suicide near the campus of the school Friday, according to a district memorandum that has been obtained by Santa Monica Patch.
According to the memo, the incident occurred around 5 p.m. at the hotel across the street from campus. The student attempted suicide by jumping off an upper floor of the hotel. After the attempt, the student survived and was transported to the , according to the memo. The student's parents are with the student at the hospital.
A person who works for the SMMUSD but requested not to be named told Santa Monica Patch that the student, a freshman, kicked out a window on the eighth floor of the hotel. The individual also said police cordoned off the area near the school Friday after the incident.
According to the memo, counselors were to be available at the school Saturday morning to talk with Samohi students and their families in need of support. The memo also indicated that additional support would be provided on Tuesday. (The school is not in session Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.)
Representatives for the SMMUSD, the and UCLA Medical Center did not respond to calls for additional comment by press time.