LUSD teacher feared among the dead in boat fire

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As news spread about a fatal boat fire off the coast of the Santa Cruz Island in Southern California, worry began to grow over potential victims hundreds of miles away in Stockton.

According to sources close to the Quitasol family, five members of their family were among the 39 people on board the Conception Dive Boat when it caught fire leaving multiple missing and 25 confirmed dead early Monday morning.

Officials with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton confirm that three former staffers were among the people on the vacation boat.  Sources indicate that another victim may have also been a Sierra Middle School teacher.  Sierra Middle School neighbors Lincoln High and is considered a feeder school to the high school.  Stay here for updates as we learn more and confirm information.