And Not For Justice
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica High School, informally known as SAMOHI, is located in Santa Monica, California, inside Los Angeles county. Founded in 1884, it is one of the oldest high schools in the state, and a part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. It is famous for its music program and racial tensions.
2008 Senior Class
- The 2008 graduating class of SAMOHI was 384 people, the smallest graduating class in recent history. The matriculation list, not publicly available, has 416 students, a difference of 32 students.
- Going through obituaries, there were two reported deaths in the senior class during that year.
- Examining the graduation records of nearby high schools reveals two students transferred out.
- Searching on Facebook shows that nine of these students are still alive, two of them listing that they graduated from other high schools.
- This leaves 19 students unaccounted for.
- The school yearbook has a photos with fire damage in the background, and a story mentions finished repairs on the band room, but there are no news stories about what happened.
- The Santa Monica City Council had to give extra funds to the high school to repair the roof.
- A fire incident report details an explosion that occurred at once of the missing students’ home.