Thursday, March 8, 2012
Matthew Robert Smyser, BHS 2013
School and District personnel and support staff are available in the Library at BHS for students and staff who would like to reflect, grieve, and discuss their feelings about Matthew. This type of tragedy often leads to the need for parents and students to engage in thoughtful and heartfelt discussions about teen life and emotions. We have attached some material that can be very helpful for teachers and parents. Please print and review this information. We are also providing links to meaningful websites for more information, education, and support.
ANOTHER UPDATE :
The death Tuesday night of a Burbank High School football player has been a ruled a suicide. Matthew Smyser, a 17-year-old junior, died at his home in Shadow Hills Tuesday night. Los Angeles County coroner’s officials on Thursday confirmed the official cause of death as suicide following an autopsy.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 was a public memorial service held at 2:00 pm at Villiage Christian Church on Victory Blvd., Burbank.