Thank you to KDVR for this story.
Charlie Brunner would have been a senior year at Thompson Valley High School this year. Charlie was a popular athlete with college football recruits trying to get his attention.
Charlie’s Mother, Teresa Brunner told KDVR that last June Charlie went to bed and killed himself shocking everyone.
When Thompson Valley High School released their yearbooks this year Teresa was surprised when Charlie was left out of the yearbook.
The FOX31 Problem Solvers reached out to the Thompson School District, who said, “Due to sensitivity concerns for families and the school community, the district does not include students in the yearbook who have passed away prior to the beginning of the school year.”
Here is the statement released by Thompson Valley High School:
Thompson Valley High School and Thompson School District continue to mourn the loss of Charlie Brunner. He was a very special person and is deeply missed by his friends and staff members throughout the district.
Due to sensitivity concerns for families and the school community, the district does not include students in the yearbook who have passed away prior to the beginning of the school year. School staff did not receive a photo or specific information that Charlie's family wanted to be included. However, a photo commemorating a ceremony in Charlie's honor at a TVHS football game this season was included in the opening pages of the yearbook. In addition, students have arranged for Charlie's photo to be included in a photo presentation that will be displayed at an upcoming senior event and at this year's graduation ceremony.
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