By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Dearborn High School senior Basel Al-Muraisi, 18, died after a car crash in Detroit on Sept. 30.
More details about the crash were not available following calls to the Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Al-Muraisi was in his third year at DHS after moving to Michigan from Yemen.
DHS Principal Adam Martin described Al-Muraisi as a “funny and good student.”
“His teachers said he was a pleasure to have in class and that he had a great sense of humor,” Martin said. “The Friday before his death, he played a joke on one of his teachers by hiding his notebook in the classroom and his teacher was planning to joke back with him by hiding it again in the classroom this Monday.”
On Oct. 1, there was a school-wide moment of silence at the end of sixth hour to honor Al-Muraisi, Martin wrote in a message to parents on the DHS website.
“Pioneers, today is a difficult day. As some of you know, one of our senior students, Basel Almuraisi died over the weekend,” he wrote. “Basel was full of life, a pleasure to have in class, had a quick wit, and was a joy to be around.”
Martin also offered condolences to Al-Muraisi’s friends and family.
“We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” he wrote. “Many of our students knew Basel and have been impacted by this tragedy. We had social workers attend all of his classes and social workers are available all day in the main office for staff and students who needed support.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)