LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High School is mourning the loss of a former student who died over the weekend.
Benjamin "Vince" Velasquez, 16, had attended CVHS until October. He had since been attending Daly High School in Glendale.
According to Los Angeles Sheriff's Detective Dan McElderry, shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, paramedics responded to a residence in La Crescenta, with one patient in full cardiac arrest. They arrived on scene and pronounced Velasquez dead at 9:50 a.m. There were other teens at the home.
"It may not have been a party, more like kids just hanging out," McElderry said.
It appears the teens, along with Velasquez, stayed overnight. The next morning paramedics were called, he said.
An announcement was made to the CVHS student body on Monday, after principal Linda Evans heard of the incident. Counseling was offered at both CVHS and Daly.