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A Message from County Administrator Dr. Erika Torres

Dear Inglewood Unified School District Students, Staff, Families and Community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our beloved Inglewood High School Assistant Principal, Mr. Troy Hairston, died suddenly and unexpectedly this morning, January 29, 2021. Mr. Hairston will be remembered as a warm, caring and nurturing person. He made sure that his students were taken care of first. We will miss his presence, his dedication and the support that he provided for our staff, students and the entire Inglewood Unified School District community.

Crisis counselors and other support staff will be available for crisis counseling for students, staff and families.

Support for Students

If you would like to refer a student for support services, you may complete a Student Mental Health Support Referral Form online and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health counselor will reach out to you. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact Dr. Scott Bastian, Director of Student Support Services, at, if you have any questions or concerns.

Support for Staff

If you would like to speak with someone, we encourage you to reach out to EASE, at (800) 882-1341 for personalized counseling. EASE staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) Wellbeing Line is available and staffed with trained listeners 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The number to call is (833) 307- 0509. Lastly, LACDMH has online resources for educators which can be accessed here.

Support for Families and Community

If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24-hour helpline, (800) 854-7771.

Please know that we are here to support you in any way we can. If you feel you may need extra support during this difficult time, please take advantage of these resources.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Hairston’s family, friends and loved ones. He will not be forgotten, and as a community, we will get through this together.


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