Tuesday, May 27 – many students arrived at Loudoun Valley High School wearing either black or tie die t-shirts in memory of Christian Sierra. There were extra grief counselors on hand to speak with students if needed. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and it is important not to rush to judgment – let the process work its self out, said Wayde Byard public information officer for the Loudoun County Public Schools.
The Standards of Learning Test is Tuesday May 27 and students have the option to wait if need be.
At 2:12 p.m. Saturday (May 24, 2014), the Purcellville Police Department received a 911 call from an individual at a residence in the 100 block of Frazer Drive in the Town of Purcellville. The call to police was for seeking help with a 17-year-old teenager threatening suicide, later identified as Christian Sierra. When an officer arrived on scene and approached Sierra. Sierra, armed with a knife, lunged at the officer. The teenager was subsequently shot. Rescue was immediately called to the scene. Sierra was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared deceased. The Purcellville officer was not injured in the incident.
The teenager’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination and autopsy.
The Virginia State Police’s “Police-Shooting Investigative Team” from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Fairfax Field Office is conducting the investigation into the incident. Once the investigation is complete, the investigative report will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review and final adjudication. … Continue Reading