“It’s really sad that at 12 years old you feel like the only solution is to take your life. It’s heartbreaking,” said Keana Bedney-Wallace, the parent of another student at the school.
“I’m a mom of five, and I couldn’t imagine. I pray for the family, that they get through this.”
Earlier Tuesday, the school issued a brief statement.
“We are deeply saddened to report that a SEED DC student unexpectedly passed away this morning.”
“This is of course a terrible tragedy for the family first and foremost, as well as for the entire SEED Community,” the statement said.
“We ask that you respect the privacy of the family and of our community of scholars and teachers in their mourning.”