Mourning the loss of a Princeton High School student

The following statement was released by Superintendent Steve Cochrane last Thursday after district staff was informed of the suicide of a young Princeton student. 

All of us in the Princeton Public Schools were deeply saddened to learn  of the passing of one of our freshman at Princeton High School.  Our thoughts are with the student’s family and friends and with everyone affected by this tragic loss.

Staff at Princeton High School shared the news with students in classrooms this morning.  Guidance counselors and other trained professionals will continue to be available throughout the school and across the district to provide support for both students and adults.

The entire District mourns this loss, and we recognize that many of our students may be affected by it. We have provided links to resources below that may help parents talk with their children about the passing of a loved one. We encourage parents to contact our schools if they feel their child may be especially affected and could use additional support.


Steve Cochrane

How to Help a Grieving Teen

Books for Children Dealing with Loss or Trauma

After the Trauma – Helping a Child Cope

Addressing Grief

Local Community Resources

Trinity Counseling Service

22 Stockton St.

Princeton, NJ 08540



Princeton Psychological Center, LLC

9 Charlton St.

Princeton, NJ 08540



Good Grief

12 Stockton St.

Princeton, NJ 08540



Jewish Family & Children’s Services

707 Alexander Road

Suite 102

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 987-8100