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Shadow Hills High School community mourns teacher who died from complications of coronavirus

Christopher Trujillo
Shadow Hills High School
Christopher Trujillo

Students at Shadow Hills High School in Indio gathered to remember a teacher who has died.

Chris Trujillo, an English teacher at the school, died over the weekend, Mary Perry, spokesperson for the Desert Sands Unified School District, confirmed.

The district released a statement saying Trujillo died from complications of coronavirus.

On Monday, students led a memorial for Trujillo on the school's campus.

It's been a time of mourning for the Shadow Hills High School staff and students as this marks the second death involving the school.

On Saturday, a former Shadow Hills athlete Isaiah Ortega-Dage, 23, was killed in a hit and run crash in Desert Hot Springs. The driver of the vehicle was later arrested and faces DUI charges.

Ortega-Dage graduated from Shadow Hills in 2015. He leaves behind a baby girl.

A GoFundMe page to support Ortega-Dage's family. Click here to visit that page

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