Joseph Loudon, a 16-year-old Miramonte High School student died at a party in Orinda Saturday night.
Loudon was rushed to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek after other students at the party found him collapsed in a hallway. He was declared dead around midnight, shortly after arriving at Kaiser Permanente.
Miramonte students who were at the party or have heard the news through friends are struggling to believe a friend and fellow student has passed. With many students being away over the holiday weekend, the news will certainly hit hard Tuesday morning as students return to class.
My best wishes go out to the Loudon family and all of his friends and classmates in this difficult time.