Incline High School music teacher dies in hospital parking lot |

Incline High School music teacher dies in hospital parking lot

Kyle Magin
Bonanza Staff Writer
Alan Harvey

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. ” The Incline High School community suffered a tragic

loss Tuesday when Alan Harvey, the school’s music teacher, was found dead in

the parking lot of Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

IHS Principal John Clark made the announcement to the school Tuesday


Valerie Jackson, an administrative assistant at Incline High, said the

school realized something was wrong at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when Harvey, 64,

didn’t appear for school.

“We knew something was up because he’s very conscientious,” Jackson said.

She said repeated calls to Harvey went unanswered and the school had no idea

of his whereabouts until about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, when the Carson City

County coroner’s office called to say Harvey had been found dead in his car

in the parking lot of the Carson City hospital.

A cause of death is unknown at this time.

“He was such a kind and generous person who was willing to help out anyone

at any time,” Jackson said. “It’s a terrible loss for the students, the

faculty, the school in general. In the short time he was here he had a huge

impact on the music program and was really turning it around.”

Clark announced the loss to the school before the end of the day, saying the

school’s counselors will be available to students and faculty in need of

grief counseling.

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