Aria Doherty, Northridge Middle School A Student, Dies From 'Huffing'
A 14-year-old student at Northridge's Nobel Charter Middle School died this week after huffing a chemical to get high, officials said.
File photo from Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
The girl was ID'd as Aria Doherty.
The L.A. Unified School District said she died at her home Monday night. A letter was sent home with students yesterday, according to an LAUSD statement sent to the Weekly:
A 14 year old student died of huffing. She died in her home monday night. A letter went home with students today. A connect ed message was delivered to parents homes last night and again today.
The district says 100 students at the school were seen by crisis counselors Wednesday:
The student was well liked respected, popular and a nurturing student. She was an honors straight A student.
Doherty was the second Southern California teenager to die from huffing this month.