Danville community remembers Ben Curry one year after his death

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In the East Bay, a community gathered to remember a teen who drowned in the San Ramon Valley High School pool one year ago. 

Ben Curry’s death was ruled an accident. 

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil for Curry last night in front of the Danville library to mark one year since his death. 

“Right now it’s sort of getting through the one year. It has been a challenge. I mean it’s heartwarming and heartbreaking that we’re here. I’m so grateful to our friends,” said Karen Curry, Ben’s mother. 

The Curry family has filed a lawsuit against the San Ramon Unified School District and the teacher who was on duty during that P.E. class. 

The lawsuit claims the teacher who was supervising the swim class was looking at his cell phone at the time of the accident. 

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