TEMECULA (CBSLA.com) — Friends rallied Thursday for a classmate critically injured in a fall Wednesday at Temecula Valley High School.
Crystal Cruz, reporting for KCAL9, said friends were holding vigil while it is still unclear exactly how the student identified as Osmani Leyva was injured.
Classmates created a #PrayForOsmani page on Facebook.
On Thursday, they held candles and prayed.
“God, there aren’t always the right words for times like these,” said one friend.
At least 100 Leyva friends met to send positive vibes to the 16-year-old.
“We just want a quick and speedy recovery from him,” said a friend.
The school district confirmed a student fell from a railing at Temecula Valley High Wednesday morning but district leaders won’t comment on how it happened.
Some students say Osmani was possibly blindfolded during a sensory assignment in an anatomy class when he fell.
Friends on Thursday chose to reminisce about the good times at school and not on the accident.
“Every day at lunch, we play Hacky Sack. It’s the only reason lunch is actually fun,” said one student.
Friends were encouraged throughout the vigil to tell positive, uplifting stories about Leyva.
One student said last week when it was raining Osmani ran up to her and did something that made her day.
“He had this umbrella that barely covered himself, and he grabbed me and he put the umbrella over me and not him and he walked me over to my sixth-period class,” said a friend named Grace.
The teen’s condition is unknown and his family didn’t attend the vigil.
Friends are asking the public not to speculate on how he’s doing or how the accident happened.
“I would say just don’t go off what you’ve been hearing unless you’ve heard it from the family themselves because things get twisted and a lot of you know that things get twisted,” said the Hacky Sack friend.