Principal: Concord High sophomore has died

Monitor staff
Published: 9/23/2017 12:25:34 AM

A Concord High sophomore, Triston Hannan, has died and grief counselors will be available this weekend to talk to students, the school announced late Friday afternoon.

“The news is both sudden and unexpected,” principal Tom Sica wrote in an email to the school community.

Concord police said the department had been called to investigate the “untimely death of a juvenile” on Friday. But they wouldn’t confirm it was connected to Hannan.

“I can’t even give you the name or confirm that’s the name. But we don’t believe it’s anything suspicious,” Lt. Sean Ford said.

Hannan transferred to Concord High in the spring of his freshman year from Stevens High School in Claremont, Sica said.

“In the short amount of time that Triston attended CHS, he had formed a close circle of friends. He will be remembered for his winning smile, engaging personality, and the ease with which he was able to make friends,” he wrote in his email.

The school’s crisis staff will be at school over the weekend, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, for students wishing to speak with counselors. Sica said students should meet outside the main office to access services.

“We need to remember that a stunning loss like this can trigger a host of emotional reactions and that there is no right or wrong way to express grief. We will need to support each other and remain a strong community during this time,” he wrote.

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