The mood on the Dublin High School campus was somber today in the wake of the death of 2011 graduate Aryel Amin.
“Some students found out when they got to school today,” said Bonnie Reed, the principal's secretary. “Everyone was maintaining pretty well, but it hasn’t sunk in as some just found out today.”
Karen Chamberlain, the campus supervisor, says it is such a tragedy for someone so young to die.
“[Aryel was] very pretty, big eyes. Quiet,” said Chamberlain. “She didn’t bring a lot of attention to herself. Last time I saw her was at In-N-Out. She was working the register at the drive-through and we caught up a bit.”
Damien Mons, the manager at In-N-Out in Pleasanton, hired Amin about two years ago.
Mons says Amin’s sister worked there before Amin did and that she helped her get her job.
“She always had a smile. She was bubbly. Her smile could make anyone’s day,” said Mons.
Mons says the death has been hard on the employees at the store.
“We are a family here,” he commented.
The Pleasanton In-N-Out will be staffed this evening by workers from nearby In-N-Out restaurants so employees can attend a to honor Amin. The memorial will be held tonight at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin.
Amin, 19, was in a on Interstate 580 on Friday afternoon. She was a 2011 Dublin High School graduate and is survived by her father, younger brother and older sister.