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Coroner determines SRVHS student's drowning was accidental

Original post made on Jun 7, 2018

Contra Costa County coroner's officials have ruled the drowning death of freshman Benjamin Curry in the San Ramon Valley High School pool on May 8 was accidental, according to a copy of the coroner's report obtained by

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Comments (5)

Posted by Kate
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jun 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Time to discontinue swimming as part of the high school PE curriculum. Why would any school district want to take on that liability with such large groups of students in each class? Do they really think they are teaching this kids to swim? They are not.

May Benjamin R.I.P. and prayers to his family.

Posted by Mystified
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm

How could the teacher not notice a student was drowning during the class? And how could they not notice someone was in the bottom of the pool at the end of class? Is the teacher in the pool or standing at the side of the pool during PE class?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Kate please stop. That kind of knee jerk reaction is why we have many of the problems we have today.

Posted by SHale99
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

SHale99 is a registered user.

Kate: Wow, what do you think would happen if there were no FREE swim classes during PE? How many MORE drownings would occur? Not all households can afford swim lessons and/or frequent enough pools/lakes etc to have learned.

And quite insensitive of you. Sad!

Posted by shelby
a resident of Danville
on Jun 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm

ben you didn't deserve this r.i.p

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