Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says the two who died after the falls are Daniela Alejandra Arriaza Flores, 16 and 17-year-old Amber Franco. The cause of death for both teens is massive trauma from a fall.
“The principal, John Washburn, along with his staff and a crisis response team of additional counselors, are very involved following the protocols of notification and addressing to the needs of students as they process the shocking and heartbreaking news about the loss of two classmates,” Britton writes in the release.
In closing, Britton explains that at this time a memorial service for the two girls who died has not been planned. However, she adds that the school typically allows “the students in a school to plan memorial services or tributes to honor their peers. This helps as a part of the healing process.” Britton says a memorial may not be likely until after spring break, as the students will be out of school April 10 – 14.