Recognition of Salinas High Students who helped injured woman

Today at 10:00am in front of Salinas High School, Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin will present a letter of appreciation to the Salinas High students who came to the aid of a person who fell in front of the school. The press is invited to attend. The woman the students helped is planning on atteding



Details of the incident:


On 8-22-13 at approx. 12:45 hours a female in her 60's was walking on the sidewalk in front of Salinas High School and stumbled and fell, striking her head on the concrete. She suffered a deep cut on her forehead, which heavily bled. Approximately ten Salinas High School students were returning to campus from lunch and saw the person fall. They immediately went to her aid. One student called 911, another used the victim's cell phone to call her friend, one ran across the street and got a bag of ice and several gave the victim napkins to help stop the bleeding. They all kept talking to her, keeping her calm. The students stayed with the victim until police and medical personnel arrived. Once we were there, they asked several times if there was anything else they could do. When we assured them there was not, they then left to go back to class.


The victim was very grateful to the students for taking the time to stop and help her. She did not know any of them and they left before we could get their names.


With the help of the staff at Salinas High School we have learned the names of the students who stopped to help this person in need. They are;


Jack Hill, 16

Jake Fellom, 16

Brian Grace, 16

Ravyn Jeska, 17

Nathaniel Jones, 16

Bruce Leighton, 17

Zachary McDermott, 16

Joshua Olivarria, 16

Ronan Rippere, 16

Coleman Stewart, 16


The Salinas Police appreciates and would like to thanks the above students of Salinas High School for their assistance and willingness to help a stranger in need.