Brighton High School and students react to shooting death of student

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (GOOD 4 Utah) – Brighton High School is offering help to students impacted by Wednesdays tragic shooting involving high school students and killing a 17-year-old.

The district first learned of the death late last night. They then notified the school principal at Brighton high, but the tragic news also traveled fast among students on social media. “I actually heard this morning from my mom, it was on the news and then i checked Facebook and everybody was posting about it,” said Catesby Carman who graduated Wednesday from Brighton High.

Catesby tells Good 4 Utah she is saddened to learn one of her peers was killed in an accidental shooting among friends on their last day of school. “It really affects everybody in the school although I didn't know him personally I know that I have friends who know him and I feel really awful for his family, it's awful, it's just a tragedy,” said Carman.

Now, despite the school year wrapping up Wednesday the Canyons School District and Brighton High School principal, Charisse Hilton, are making help available to those who may be feeling the impact of this tragic event. “We do have our counselors here and our school psychologist and we'll just be available for students that may be affected or feeling the affects of this incident that has happened,” said Hilton.

The school principal also says they will be contacting the teachers to make sure they are aware of what is happened among their school community.“Just the fact their members of our Brighton High School family we care about them very much. We care about the families and we care about the friends that were there as well and we want to be the best support we can in our community,” said Hilton.

“The support that he was given by all of his friends sand family on Facebook I could tell he really had a positive influence on a lot of peoples lives,” said Carman.

The school also tells Good 4 Utah they will offer outside counseling if necessary.  


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