Hays Consolidated Independent School district sent out an email late Friday evening, April 7. The letter informed parents notifying them of the death 17-year-old Xavier Jacaman.
Updated Monday, 3:10PM: While authorities are still investigating the death of Xavier Jacaman and cannot release full details, the preliminary investigation suggests cause of death is a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities are still investigating the death of a Hays County High School student, who was found late Friday evening in Buda. No details have, of yet, been made available by investigators.
A Hays High School senior has died.
Hays Consolidated Independent School district sent out an email late Friday evening, April 7. The letter informed parents notifying them of the death 17-year-old Xavier Jacaman. Jacaman was a member of the Class of 2017.
The cause of death is currently not known.
More information to follow. Below is the letter sent to parents on behalf of Principal David Pierce.
Dear Rebel Parents and Staff,
I am emailing you on behalf of Principal David Pierce and I am saddened to have to share with you that one of our students, 17-year-old Xavier Jacaman, has died. We learned this information late tonight from authorities who are still investigating the cause of death. This is clearly very sad news for the Hays Rebel community and for his friends and family. Xavier was a member of the Hays High School Class of 2017.
On Monday, our crisis counseling team will be on campus to talk with students and staff members who may need counseling support. As you know, the loss of a friend or peer can trigger different emotional responses in teens. Understanding and working through loss is regrettably something we have experienced far too often in recent weeks and years. I am grateful that, together, we all make up a remarkable care network in Hays CISD for those of us who are hurting most.
Please keep Xavier’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Public Information Officer