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Memorial service Saturday for 2nd train victim

Original post made on May 7, 2009

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Spangler Mortuaries in downtown Mountain View for the Gunn High School junior killed by a train Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The student has been identified as Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard of Palo Alto.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 7, 2009, 12:48 PM

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Posted by Concerned MOM
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I have a son, at Gunn, also a junior, and I have to say this week has been awful in Palo Alto (there were other deaths, too).
I am deeply concerned about the comments my son at Gunn is hearing, both by other students and online. These are often by insensitive other youth, I am also concerned about the comments my middle schooler is hearing, from adults.

Isn't it sad and tragic and awful enough that a Mother is without son, a Father lost a buddy and a sister lost her sibling? Not to mention that this community lost another promise for our future.....
Please people, be respectful in what you say and type and blog, ENOUGH. Let this young man go in peace and let his family do some grieving

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Posted by GSB
a resident of Castro City
on May 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

How sad to lose and mourn a child, moreso around Mother's Day.

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