New Rochelle High School is in mourning after news came this week of the unexpected death of classmate and student Ed Alan Rojas.
According to an announcement Tuesday by Principal Don Conetta at New Rochelle High School, Rojas, a senior, died over the weekend as the result of complications during routine surgery. Students who knew Rojas say he had an allergic reaction to anesthesia during surgery on his ankle following a soccer surgery. He was due to graduate in June.
Conetta said the school will be collecting donations for the Rojas family and hopes to present a substantial donation to the family on Friday.
"Your continued support and sensitivity is admired and greatly appreciated", said Conetta who plans on meeting with Senior Class Advisors and Officers in the near future to consider other expressions of sympathy and remembrance.
For anyone wishing to learn more about making a donation please contact the school offices at (914) 576-4500.
On Twitter, those who knew him posted remembrances:
Rest in peace Alan Rojas, you were one of the most cheerful people in new rochelle. may God enjoy listening to you play piano. #takecare.
@J_Kidd93/only the good die young. RIP Alan Rojas
@imBrianaYouAre_/R.I.P Alan Rojas . . .how sad. it such a shame to see such a nice people gone. :/
@daisyxmackenzie/My thoughts and prayers go to Alan Rojas family ♥ RIP"
@anaxo_/ #RIP Alan rojas
@Sherybleedsink/Even if I dont know the person I still feel for em & their fam, Smh RIP Alan Rojas!
@SlimesRT_Yooooo/R.I.P to my [friend] Alan Rojas
@candyyy_x3 Damnn!! Rest in peace alan rojas! 1994-2012