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In this file photo, Reagan Wineman, a junior at Righetti High School, posted 1,000 hearts to commemorate lives lost to suicide and depression in May 2016. 

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A Righetti High School freshman reportedly committed suicide Wednesday night, according to Santa Maria Joint Union High School District officials. 

Righetti staff, parents and guardians were notified of the student's death Thursday afternoon, according to district spokesman Kenny Klein. The district has made counseling services available to all students, staff and teachers.

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department did not immediately confirm the official cause of death.

Mathew Burciaga covers education in Santa Maria and the surrounding area for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @math_burciaga

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Santa Maria Times reporter Mathew Burciaga covers education for Lee Central Coast Newspapers.