Lara Santiago, a Desert Vista High School Student, Died by Suicide

Last Updated on October 31, 2023, 5:51 am

Phoenix, Arizona: Lara Santiago jumped to her death at Desert Vista High School’s second-floor.

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Lara Santiago, a Desert Vista High School student, has died by apparent suicide. She jumped to her death from the second floor of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, October 27, 2023.

Who was Lara Santiago?

Lara Santiago was a student at Desert Vista High School situated in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a sophomore at the School and was expected to graduate from high School in 2026.

She was a bright young woman with her whole life ahead of her. Her peers describe her as athletic, beautiful, smart, and kind. She had an infectious smile and was always eager to help others. Sadly, her life was cut short, and she was stolen away by death well before her time.

What happened to Lara Santiago?

According to the reports, she attempted suicide and jumped from the second floor of the School’s building. She was rushed to the hospital, but she had sustained fatal injuries in the fall and did not survive. The School has yet to release an official statement regarding the heart-wrenching incident.

Why did Lara Santiago commit suicide?

According to reports, a friend of hers shared that Lara was suffering from depression following a series of bullying and shaming incidents, leading her to take extreme measures to end her agony. The tragic incident wrapped the entire Desert Vista wave of shock and sadness. Unrest rose as the School went under lockdown. An investigation is underway to learn more about the circumstances that led the teen to choose death over life.

Suicide prevention helpline.

Over 700,000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the fourth leading of death among 15-29-year-olds, according to WHO (World Health Organization).

If you or someone you love is in danger, call 911. If you need to talk to someone, text, call, or chat at 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It provides a free, confidential conversation with trained counselors 24 hours. You can also contact the Crisis Text Lines by texting HOME to 741-741.

You can also contact JED’s Mental Health Resource Center, which helps you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life.

Obituary and Funeral

Lara Santiago’s family will release an obituary and provide details of her funeral when they are ready. They are currently taking time to heal from their inconsolable loss.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May they find strength to cope with grief in this time of bereavement. May Lara Santiago rest in peace.


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