SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Just hours after learning that a student was found dead at Ronald Reagan High School, members of the choir kept their commitment to perform with legendary rock band Foreigner on stage Monday night at the Majestic Theatre. A male student was found dead around 2:30 Monday afternoon in a weight room on campus. Police are handling the case as an apparent suicide, but the Bexar County Medical Examiner will make a final determination on the cause of death.
In a video posted on Facebook by Dianna Tuttle White, you can hear members of the Ronald Reagan Soundsations singing their hearts out to Foreigner’s “I Wanna Know What Love Is.” They drew a rousing ovation.
After the song, Foreigner’s lead singer, Kelly Hansen, shocked many in the audience with an announcement about what happened earlier in the day.
“These courageous kids came here tonight after suffering a tragic loss of one of their schoolmates today to suicide,” Hansen said as many in the audience expressed their disbelief.
“If you have someone in your life who is suffering, give them help. Let them know there is love and help out there for everyone,” Hansen said.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Counselors are available at Reagan High School to help students and staff who may need to talk to someone. The school’s boys and girls soccer games scheduled for this afternoon have been postponed.
Here’s the Facebook video taken by Dianna Tuttle White of the Reagan High School Choir performing with Foreigner.