Dear Benicia Community and Staff,
On behalf of the Board Trustees and myself, it is with our deepest sympathy that we express our condolences to the family of Michael Vincent Lopretta, BHS grad from the Class of 2021. We understand that a vigil was held for him yesterday at 6pm at First Street Park and we join the community in mourning such an untimely and tragic death.
Counselors are available as well as our Wellness Centers at our school sites for any student in need of support. We have also linked the following article and infographic from the National Association of School Psychologists to assist you in talking to your students: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers and Infographic.
Charles F. Young, Ed. D