Autumn Estes Death – 14-year-old Autumn Estes has been identified as the Lindhurst High School student who passed away tragically on Thursday. The beloved Olivehurst, California teenager died from an apparent suicide by hanging following a series of bullying. The deadly incident happened at the school campus on Thursday, March 30, 2023. An initial report by Olivehurst news read; “A runaway child was reported to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department around 5:40 this morning, prompting a search of the surrounding area by many deputies. A staff member at Lindhurst High School called dispatch at 6:54 a.m. to report that they could see a person hanging from the second story of a school building, while they were searching.”
The family of the beloved female has created a GoFundMe Account for those who may wish to contribute towards her funeral. “Hello. My name is Kristina. Autumn’s mother was one of my best friends growing up. And I would like to raise some money for her family during these hard times. Let’s show some love and respect for this family bless you all. Sheriff Wendell Anderson says “I know I can speak for our entire Department when I say we are incredibly heartbroken from this tragedy,” This will undoubtedly impact our community and I urge anyone suffering with suicidal thoughts to seek help immediately.”
Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 14-year-old girl who had apparently committed suicide and easily identified her as the Lindhurst High School runaway. This investigation is still ongoing, with investigators analyzing school security footage and interviewing those close to the deceased. More information may be disclosed when it becomes available. According to a statement provided by the school system, classes at Lindhurst High School are canceled today and tomorrow. However, the campus wellness center is open and staffed with grief counselors for anyone in need of emotional support. This number is 530-741-6150 extension 1.
Parents, we need your help
To the MJUSD community:
We have heard disturbing and frankly appalling information that images depicting the student’s death at Lindhurst High School have been circulating on social media with disgusting memes and disrespectful comments. As a mother, I would like to urge each of you parents to immediately join me to put an end to this. It doesn’t matter who started this, you as a parent need to help me to talk to your children right now, today.
Kindness is not just a word. Respect is not just a word. Honoring people who have passed away is not just a moment of silence. I believe in our students; I believe in the goodness of everyone. Please help me get them back to the goodness that each one can display. I trust you to come together with me today.
I want to emphasize that we take this behavior very seriously and know how damaging it can be to students and their mental health. We regard all types of bullying, including cyber-bullying, as unacceptable as it is a violation of privacy rights.
If your children are not directly involved in this, use this a teachable moment. Social media is harmful when used inappropriately. Please help them understand the consequences of these behaviors.
Fal Asrani, Ed.D.
Autumn Estes Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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