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School Raises Over $4,500 to Help Defray Funeral Services for Student

School principal asked staff to contribute and sweets were sold to raise the rest.

In the wake of 15-year-old David Hernandez Barros' death, East Hampton High School students and staff are coming together to raise money for his family.

Over $4,500 has been raised so far, according to principle Adam Fine.

"I asked the faculty to contribute to defray the funeral costs yesterday," Fine said. They also sold Italian ice and some sweets Monday, raising over $1,200. WE also sold Italian

"I then asked parents to bring in food to sell and we raised the other amount," he said.

Hernandez Barros died Saturday. He was a high school junior.

Visitation will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Most Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Nanci e. LaGarenne October 03, 2012 at 01:20 PM
I heard a most indelicate comment yesterday in a place of business here that was obviously affected by David's untimely passing. It was jarring to me and the proprietor, and I did not know David. but really? Did you have to ask so loudly and seemingly unsympathetically? A little compassion was in order and never mind the details. And dud you drop a dollar in the bag fir his funeral? Ir just ealk out with your information? Are you a reporter? So am I, but not in that instance. No. I was a mother and a person first. I was not there to get a scoop. Be upset. Yes, be very upset. This should not have happened to a young vital boy. But, across the board, please stop the wagging tongues of gossip and morbid curiosity. Say a prayer for people, and mind your business. Raise your own kids to be kind. You do damage that ruins people's lives when you gossip. And that is just not community-minded, no matter what you tell yourselves when you look in the mirror. God bless this boy's family and he is now another angel. Boy oh boy do we need angels. Namaste.
Sandy Castillo October 03, 2012 at 01:31 PM
That's great but why isn't the school talking about WHY this happened to this child?

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