Santa Fe teen dies at Duke City concert

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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 3:53 pm, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

A 14-year-old Santa Fe girl died after a late-night concert in Albuquerque on Saturday night that she shouldn’t have been able to get into.

Hannah Bruch was attending Foam Wonderland, a 16-and-over concert at Expo New Mexico that featured a foam cannon and thumping electronic music. New Mexico State Police received a call at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday saying that a security guard had found her unresponsive.

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  • Celine Santeler posted at 5:33 pm on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    Celine Posts: 1

    Hannah lit up the room with her beauty and personality, she was an intelligent and sweet individual who will be truly missed. My condolences to Larry, and her mom, Patty, her loving parents

  • Babette Brown posted at 12:50 pm on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

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    There is no greater loss than that of a child. We try to make sense of it and sometimes we convince ourselves that if we, parents, do all the right things, that this cannot happen. But it does. Our teens can convince themselves that Hannah's death was a freak accident. But it wasn't. Yes, a series of events led to this tragedy. But if the truth is that Hannah willingly took a street drug from a drug dealer which killed her, then the only person that could have prevented this tragedy was Hannah. And the tragedy is that she took a risk that she didn't think would kill her, didn't expect would kill her, but with some awareness that it might, and did it anyway.

    So if you are a friend of Hannah, and you care - you care that your parents will never, ever get over losing you and your loved ones will grieve terribly for their loss - please do not pop drugs expecting only a good time or at worse "a bad trip." Honor yourself, your family and Hannah by assuming the worst will happen. Because it could. Remember Hannah and save yourself or maybe a friend.

    If you attend the service tomorrow, please remember that while this loss does affect so many in the community, if you choose to speak, please do so only in remembrance of Hannah and to offer condolences to Hannah's family. If you need to discuss how this has affected you personally, talk with a good friend, support group or counselor.

  • henry griswold posted at 10:31 am on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    henry griswold Posts: 218

    any child under 18. & how do they keep booze from going to the 'under 21s'- a punch card w/a 3 punch limit given out w/the first drink?

  • Steve Salazar posted at 8:51 am on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 874

    Bottom line, parents need to keep track of their 14 year old children.

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 8:36 am on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 341

    My condolences to the Bruch Family.

    Alfred Padilla


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