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District mourns the loss of Diablo View MS student who died over the weekend
Posted 8/10/22

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Diablo View Middle School in Clayton are mourning the loss of student Braden Fahey, who died August 7th. 


Below are messages to the community and to the Fahey family from Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark and Diablo View MS Principal Peter Fong.


Message from Dr. Clark:


On behalf of the MDUSD Governing Board, I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Fahey family. Please see the message from Diablo View Principal, Peter Fong (below).



Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent 


Message from Diablo View Principal Peter Fong (sent to the Diablo View MS community):

Dear Diablo View Middle School Community,


It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must sadly inform you that on August 7, 2022, one of our beloved Diablo View Middle School students, Braden Fahey, died suddenly and very unexpectedly. 


Braden was a great friend, a beloved son and brother, a great teammate,  an excellent student, and just an overall incredible person. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. 


The death of a friend and loved one is tragic, and a sudden tragedy like this can have a profound effect on surviving students and the community at large, which is absolutely the case here.  It is important that we recognize this loss and offer help. This is a sensitive issue for children, and we suggest that you talk with your children about their feelings.


The school has arranged to have counselors available to talk with students over the next several days and will also be available on the first day of school on August 11th.  Students and families can reach out for support by contacting the school at (925) 672-0898.


On behalf of the Diablo View Middle School community,  I want to extend our sincerest  condolences to the Fahey family on this heartbreaking loss that no family should ever have to endure. 


In tribute to Braden, his friends are going to be wearing light/baby blue on the first day of school and have invited all those who loved Braden to do the same. As an ongoing tribute, Braden’s family and friends are encouraging people to wear sports jerseys on Mondays as a way of remembering him and paying tribute to his love of sports and our local teams.


I will reach out with more information at a later date on ways to help and support the family during this difficult time moving forward. I know that there are plans in place for meal and grocery deliveries as well as donations to help. Here is a link to the Go Fund Me that has been started for the family:


Thank you for your time and please join us in continuing to send  our positive thoughts, prayers and love to the Faheys.