I received an email note from Lou Bailey, the principal at West Linn High School this morning regarding the death yesterday of West Linn High freshman Sierra Grill.
Our community mourns with this family. Such a tragic loss, I cannot even imagine the pain this family is going through.
We live in a very small community and word is spreading about this sudden death.
A Facebook memorial page has been created, which students can ask to join. (see link at the bottom of this post)
I spoke with a friend of mine who knows the family and said that Sierra was bullied at school. We do not know if this is why she took her own life. I do not understand the pain that this 14-year-old felt that would make her feel like it was not worth living anymore. As my friend said, it is so final.
I want to tell this girl that this is such a short time in your life, high school, and in the end, high school does not matter or being popular does not matter. And I want to tell people who bully others that they need to stop the meanness. Accept everyone. Love.
I pray for God’s grace and peace for this dear family during such an incredible loss.