Family of second injured Franklin student asks for privacy as she recovers

El Paso News

The family of Nathalie Diaz, the second Franklin High School student hurt in the weekend wreck, is asking for privacy as she recovers, the El Paso Independent School District told KTSM.

Diaz, who was injured along with James McClain Green, was not originally mentioned as one of the crash victims at the request of her parents.

It is unclear if Diaz was also in the same vehicle as McClain Green, driven by Pablo Payan or the second vehicle driven by James Furman. Both Payan and Furman have been arrested and police said there may be more arrests. 

Her injuries were first reported by the Franklin High School band boosters

The Diaz family is asking for privacy as they stay by the teenager’s side.

“The intent and purposes was to ensure that we are offering everything we can to help them and their family as we are doing for other students so we want them to know that every student is important and there was a conversation held and they asked that their privacy be respected,” said EPISD School Board President Trent Hatch.

Still the Franklin community is sharing their thoughts and prayers on social media.

Meanwhile, district officials are asking people to fight against underage drinking.

“I’m concerned about the well-being of our students in the community,” Hatch said. “Underage drinking is becoming more prevalent in our community, in our schools and underage house parties, sponsored by parents should not be tolerated, its unacceptable.”

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