From the desk of the Editors-in-Chief of The Palo Alto High School Campanile:

In wake of the tragic events that have affected our community, the staff of The Campanile has chosen to refrain from publishing any editorial comment regarding the topic of suicide. The Campanile understands that the issue of suicide in our community cannot easily be condensed into the length of one column or page, and we have chosen to avoid comment on the topic, which could potentially provoke emotional responses rather than promote recovery and healthy dialogue. We understand the obligations of The Campanile as a member of the Palo Alto High School journalistic body; however, we believe that the best course of action in the months to come is to prevent harmful speculation and to allow time for grief and recovery. We sympathize with the families of the victims, and hope for the best for the Henry M. Gunn High School community, the Paly community and the Palo Alto community as a whole.